Americans Liezel Huber- and Lisa Raymond, seeded third, moved into the quarterfinals of women’s doubles Sunday at the US Open, defeating No. 16 seeds Jarmila Gajdosova andBethanie Mattek-Sands 6-2, 7-6 (5).
Huber and Raymond are seeking their first Grand Slam title together, having reached the semifinals at the French Open and quarterfinals at Wimbledon this year. Both are former champions at Flushing Meadows; Huber hoisted the trophy in 2008, while Raymond triumphed in 2001 and 2005.
In the quarterfinals, Huber-Raymond will face Iveta Benesova-Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. The Czechs edged French Open finalists and No. 6 seeds Sania Mirza-Elena Vesnina 7-6(4), 7-6(5) to book their final eight slot.
French Open champions Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka, seeded 8th, reached the quarterfinals after rallying from a set down to beat Andreja Klepac-Anna Tatishvili 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
On the men’s side, No. 7 seeds Robert Lindstedt-Horia Tecau won a tight third-round encounter against Daniele Bracciali-Potito Starace 7-6(3), 7-6(5) to advance. They’ll play another Italian pairing, Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini in the quarterfinals. Bolelli-Fognini topped 15th-seeds Mark Knowles and Xavier Malisse 7-5, 6-4.
| Jarmila Gajdosova AUS (16)|
Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA (16)
| Liezel Huber USA (4)|
Lisa Raymond USA (4)