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Two Doubles Players Reach Semifinals

06 September 2012

Every event of the US Open is approaching its climax. On Day 10, all the players competed on schedule, although some matches were postponed due to rain until Tuesday. In the women’s doubles quarterfinals, No.3 seed Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125) / Lucie Hradecka met fellow YONEX player Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97) / Shuai Peng.

Doubles experts, Andrea and her partner reached the final four in all 2012 Grand Slam tournaments, and were the runners-up at Wimbledon in July.

The Czech pair played very solidly, with no unforced errors. They defeated their opponents in straight sets, 6-3 6-1 taking merely an hour to win. It’s their first time advancing to the semifinals in the US Open.

In other quarterfinal matches, No. 16 seed Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS 002 Tour) / Anabel Medina Garrigues faced Chia-Jung Chuang / Shuai Zhang. Su-Wei and her partner had an overwhelming victory at 6-2 6-1. It’s Su-Wei’s second time playing in the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament.

Today Andrea will face Su-Wei for a chance at the final.

Tournament Results [Day 10]
Men's Singles [4th Round]
[2]Novak Djokovic (SRB) def. [18]Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97)(SUI) 6-4 6-1 3-1 Ret.
Womenfs Singles [Quarterfinals]
[4]Serena Williams (USA) def. [12]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98)(SRB) 6-1 6-3
Women's Doubles [Quarterfinals]
[3]Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125)(CZE) / [3]Lucie Hradecka (CZE) def. Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97)(GER) / Shuai Peng (CHN) 6-3 6-1
[16]Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS 002 Tour)(TPE) / [16]Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) def. Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE) / Shuai Zhang (CHN) 6-2 6-1
[8]Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) / [8]Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) def. [4]Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125)(RUS) / [4]Nadia Petrova (RUS) 7-5 3-6 7-6(5)