Aussie women thriving in Asian doubles events
Four Australian women -- Ellen Perez, Monque Adamczak, Jess Moore and Storm Sanders -- have advanced to semifinals at various WTA events across Asia this week.
Four Australian women are through to doubles semifinals at WTA tournaments in Asia this week.
Ellen Perez and Monique Adamczak are on course to meet in the final of the Premier-level Zhengzhou Open after advancing to the semifinals with their respective partners on Thursday.
Perez, playing with American Desirae Krawczyk, beat Darija Jurak and Alison Riske 7-5 6-3 to progress to the last four, where their opponents are yet to be determined.
Adamczak and Han Xinyun will face Yanina Wickmayer and Tamara Zidansek for a place in the final after beating Dutch combo Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove and Bibiane Schoofs 6-3 6-3.
In Hiroshima, Storm Sanders and Miyu Kato continued their solid progress with a 7-5 6-4 triumph over Hayley Carter and Ena Shibahara to reach the semifinals.
The win came after the Australian-Japanese pairing upset third seeds Katarina Srebotnik and Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-4 6-3 in the first round.
— Storm Sanders (@stormsanders94) September 11, 2019
Sanders and Kato take on Japanese team Misaki Doi and Nao Hibino for a spot in the final.
At the WTA tournament in Nanchang, Jess Moore combined with Slovenia’s Dalila Jakupovic to win their quarterfinal match-up against Sofia Shapatava and Emily Webley-Smith 6-4 6-3.
As a result, the No.3 seeds move into the semifinals where they will face Chinese duo Wang Xinyu and Zhu Lin.