Wild cards Melanie Oudin-Jack Sock topped Barbora Strycova Zahlavova-Philipp Petzschner 6-3, 7-6(3) in the mixed doubles quarterfinals Monday at the US Open. Sock hit an ace on match point to seal the victory.
Next, the American teenagers face No. 7 seeds Elena Vesnina-Leander Paes.
Lucie Hradecka-Frantisek Cermak halted the hopes of Irina Falconi-Steve Johnson, defeating the Americans 7-5, 7-5 to reach the semifinals. Falconi-Johnson led 5-1 in the second set before losing the final six games of the match. Up next for the Czechs are No. 8 seeds Gisela Dulko-Eduardo Schwank. The Argentines prevailed 3-6, 6-3 (10-8) against Jarmila Gajdosova-Bruno Soares.
In men’s doubles action, three seeded teams progressed to the quarterfinals.
Third seeds Mahesh Bhupathi-Leander Paes broke Somdev Devvarman-Tread Conrad Huey once in each set to claim the third-round meeting 7-5. 6-4. Bhupathi-Paes are looking to win their first title together at Flushing Meadows, each having won the event with other partners. Bhupathi triumphed in 2002 with Max Mirnyi and Paes won titles in 2006 with Martin Damm and 2009 with Lukas Dlouhy.
In the quarterfinals, “The Indian Express” will face No. 6 seeds Mariusz Fyrstenberg-Marcin Matkowski. The Poles reached the final eight for the second year in a row after rallying to beat British pair Jamie Delgado-Jonathan Marray 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-3.
Ninth seeds Jurgen Melzer-Philipp Petzschner defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky-Mikhail Youzhny 7-6(3), 6-3 to advance.
On the women’s side, top seeds Kveta Peschke-Katarina Srebotnik continued to roll, coasting past Su-Wei-Hsieh-Galina Voskoboeva 6-3, 6-1 in a third-round rout. The Wimbledon champions have lost just 11 games in their three straight-set victories.
The world No. 1 tandem will square off against fifth-seeded Maria Kirlenko-Nadia Petrova next. The Russians dismissed 12th seeds Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez-Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2, 6-3. Petrova is looking to return to the final in New York after finishing runner-up last year with Liezel Huber.
No. 15 seeds Sara Errani-Roberta Vinci stunned second-seeded Gisela Dulko-Flavia Pennetta, ousting the Australian Open titlists 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in a two hour and 35 minute battle. The Italians advance to play Daniela Hantuchova-Agnieszka Radwanksa in the quarterfinals. The Slovak-Polish duo scrapped past Russians Alla Kudryavtseva-Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
Defending champions Vania King-Yaroslava Shvedova ended the run of young Americans Jessica Pegula-Taylor Townsend, knocking out the teenagers 6-4, 6-2.
| Melanie Oudin USA |
Jack Sock USA
| Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE |
Philipp Petzschner GER