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Peschke & Srebotnik Through To QFs

Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik beat Marina Erakovic and Petra Martic on Monday as the second round of BNP Paribas Open doubles wrapped up.

Published March 10, 2014 12:12

Peschke & Srebotnik Through To QFs
Kveta Peschke, Katarina Srebotnik

INDIAN WELLS, CA, USA - Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik endured a first set challenge for the second straight match in securing a quarterfinal berth at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday.

In their first round triumph over Timea Babos and Jelena Jankovic last Wednesday, the fourth-seeded Peschke and Srebotnik overcame two set points in their 76(8) 63 win.

Then after a five-day gap between matches, they defeated Marina Erakovic and Petra Martic by the similar score of 76(1) 62. However, they didn't face any set points in the first set this time, as after 12 games of no breaks, they cruised through the tie-break and reeled off four straight games from 2-2 in the second set.

"We're obviously very happy to win today," Srebotnik said. "We played really well. It was a tough first set. Everybody was serving well and holding easily. Then we stepped it up in the first set tie-break and played really well there and after that. Hopefully, we'll keep the momentum going for the next match."

Peschke and Srebotnik, who captured the first of their nine WTA titles here in 2010, now have 125 wins as a team and will be shooting for 126 against No.8 seeds Lucie Hradecka and Zheng Jie.

The Czech-Chinese combination were 63 75 winners over Vera Dushevina and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, overcoming a set point at 5-4 in the second set.

The quarterfinals will be loaded, with six of the eight seeded duos having made it through. Among the tilts will be top-seeded Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai against seventh-seeded Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua in a rematch of last year's Wimbledon final won by the Taiwanese-Chinese pairing.

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