Roland Garros: Aussies going deep in doubles
UPDATE: Australia's representation in the singles at Roland Garros may be ended for 2015, but many of our stars are still going strong in the doubles events.
Australia’s representation in the singles at Roland Garros may be ended for 2015, but many of our stars are still going strong in the doubles events.
Casey Dellacqua, partnering with Yaroslava Shvedova, stormed into the quarterfinals with a 6-1 6-1 win over eighth seeds Caroline Garcia and Katarina Srebotnik.
Dellacqua and Shvedova, the 12th seeds, won the title recently in Madrid and have reached the last 16 for the collective loss of just eight games in three matches.
They could next face Sam Stosur, who is combining with Slovak Daniela Hantuchova.
On Saturday, Stosur and Hantuchova upset No.3 seed Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets to reach the third-round; they will face Michaella Krajicek and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova for a place in the quarters.
Australian sisters Anastasia and Arina Rodionova, the No.15 seeds, are also alive; in the third round they will face the second seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.
In the men’s doubles, Victorian John Peers, teaming with long-time partner Jamie Murray of Great Britain, reached the third round before falling to seventh seeds Marcin Matkowski and Nenad Zimonjic.