More doubles delight for Australia
Australia will have representatives in both the men's and women's doubles quarterfinals after more successes on Day 7 of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
Australia will have representatives in both the men’s and women’s doubles quarterfinals after more successes on Day 7 of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
The all-Aussie pairing of Alex Bolt and Andrew Whittington caused an upset when they came from a set down to win a thrilling match and book their place in the quarterfinals.
Two tiebreaks and a nail-biting final set, saw the Australians prevail 6-7 (4) 7-6 (5) 7-5 over the Spanish pairing of Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in a match that lasted two hours and 20 minutes.
Jarmila Gajdosova continued her rich vein of doubles form, to advance to the quarterfinals of the women’s event with her Croatian playing-partner Ajla Tomljanovic . The pair showed a ton of resilience in a close second-set to close-out the match 6-2 7-5 over Hungarian Timea Babos and Croatian Petra Martic.
Anastasia Rodionova advanced to the second round of the mixed doubles in combination with Britain’s Colin Fleming. They defeated Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic 6-4 6-4.