Melbourne, Australia, 7 January 2022 | Leigh Rogers

Melbourne Summer Set WTA 250 #1

Australian combination Lizette Cabrera and Destanee Aiava are enjoying a career-best run at this week’s Melbourne Summer Set.

The wildcard pairing recorded a 7-5 1-6 [10-6] victory against Belgian Kirsten Flipkens and Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo in women’s doubles quarterfinal action at Melbourne Park today.

This effort earns them a semifinal showdown with Italian duo Sara Errani, a former world No.1 doubles player and a two-time Australian Open doubles champion, and Jasmine Paolini.

This is the first time that 21-year-old Aiava, who is currently ranked No.274, has advanced to a WTA-level semifinal.

While it is 24-year-old’s Cabrera’s best WTA doubles result in more than three years. The world No.207 has previously reached a WTA doubles semifinal three times before, all during the 2018 season.

Melbourne Summer Set WTA 250 #1

Women’s doubles, quarterfinals
[WC] Destanee Aiava (AUS)/Lizette Cabrera (AUS) d Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)/Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 7-5 1-6 [10-6]

Women’s doubles, semifinals
[WC] Destanee Aiava (AUS)/Lizette Cabrera (AUS) v Sara Errani (ITA)/Jasmine Paolini (ITA)

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