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Petrova & Srebotnik Into Doubles QFs

No.1 seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci and No.3 seeds Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik were among the winners as the second round wrapped up and the third round began at the US Open.

Published September 01, 2013 12:02

Petrova & Srebotnik Into Doubles QFs
Ashleigh Barty, Casey Dellacqua

NEW YORK, NY, USA - Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik were one of three teams who battled into the quarterfinals of the doubles. Meanwhile, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci played catch-up.

The first three third round matches took the courts and No.3 seeds Petrova and Srebotnik were among the winners, fighting back to beat No.14 seeds Kristina Mladenovic and Galina Voskoboeva, 46 62 63.

Petrova and Srebotnik played their first Grand Slam together at this year's Australian Open, falling to the Williams sisters in the third round, but they have now gone deep at every major since - they were semifinalists at the French Open, quarterfinalists at Wimbledon and now quarterfinalists here.

The other third round matches saw No.8 seeds Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua beat No.9 seeds Liezel Huber and Nuria Llagostera Vives, 64 63, and No.10 seeds Sania Mirza and Zheng Jie pull off a mild upset, cruising past No.6 seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke in straight sets, 62 63.

Both of those winners have already had breakthrough results this year - Barty and Dellacqua made the finals of the Australian Open and Wimbledon together, while Mirza and Zheng actually won the New Haven title together right before the Open - so it's no surprise they're having success in New York.

Elsewhere, the only second round match remaining was also played, with No.1 seeds Errani and Vinci needing just 67 minutes to beat Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Rodionova in straight sets, 63 62.

After not winning back-to-back matches at their two lead-up events, Errani and Vinci are now hoping to finish the summer hardcourt season on a high, something they did last year here - this was one of their three Grand Slam titles together (2012 French Open, 2012 US Open and 2013 Australian Open).

Vinci was very happy after their win on Sunday, as evidenced by her tweet below - how's your Italian?

Roberta Vinci

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