Tiantian was really up and down during this match, hitting winners, netting returns. Likhovtseva was steady throughout.
Ai&Kata were hitting lots of clean shots, but choked a little bit, weren't aggressive enough. Don't know how they'll do in SF.
Good luck in SF Ai&Kata. It'd be great if you won it all!
Hantuchova/Sugiyama def. (1) Black/Huber 6-7(0) 6-3 7-6(10) saving SEVEN match points, down 2-5 in the third, and down 2-6 in the third set tiebreak in three hours
Ai Sugiyama. Jie Zheng. Zi Yan. Tamira Paszek.
Yaroslava Shvedova. Nuria&MariaJose. Yung-Jan Chan. Elena Vesnina. Flavia Pennetta.
Re: (4) Srebotnik/Sugiyama d. (10) Likhovtseva/Sun 64 76(5)
I really liked the team of Sun/Likhovtseva. I thought Likhovtseva had finally found herself a good and solid doubles partner again... Hope they will play more tournaments together, maybe a permanent partnership...