Chans & Pliskovas Win Doubles Openers
Published August 04, 2014 12:12
The Chans' season has included a title in Eastbourne and a runner-up showing in Charleston, and they came into this week 15th on the Road to Singapore leaderboard. Interestingly enough, their first round foes, Julia Goerges and Anna-Lena Groenefeld, were in 14th place.
Another pair of sisters, the Pliskovas, also were victorious. The Czechs were 6-4, 7-5 winners over Marina Erakovic and Andreja Klepac. Next up for them are fourth-seeded Cara Black and Sania Mirza, whom they lost to in their only previous meeting in Doha earlier this year.
Finally, Caroline Garcia and Alicja Rosolska won four straight games from 4-2 down in the first set en route to a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of wildcard entrants Kirsten Flipkens and Petra Kvitova. It was the French-Polish duo's first match together.