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PYW Doubles Indian Wells





Welcome to Indian Wells, USA! This is the first premier mandatory event of the year and is considered by many to be nearly as prestigious as a major. As the year comes together, so have many teams that assembled at the beginning of 2012 and took a little while to hit their stride, making Indian Wells the perfect opportunity for them to break through. The top seeds, American veterans Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond, could be tough to stop, but if a team that could conquer this task exists, they are surely here this week. The second seeds, Indian Saia Mirza and Russian Elena Vesnina, are ever-popular while a team in their quarter, Argentinean wildcards Gisela Dulko and Paola Suárez, have enjoyed a fantastic Latin American circuit. In the top half, the new 2012 teams of Jarmila Gajdošová of Australia and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the USA as well as fourth-seeded Russian team, Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova, both of whom have been quite successful this year will have a strong say as well. However, no one can argue with the success of American Vania King in PYW doubles, as she has amassed a heap of titles and one of the most untouchable records of any one, and as she returns to her former partner, German Anna-Lena Grönefeld, this team could make a lasting impact in the desert as well. With all of this showing the sure intensity of competition in California, your vote will clearly make a difference. Vote now as the BNP Paribas Open begins!

Previous Finals:
2011: Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA/Meghann Shaughnessy USA [8] lost to Vania King USA/Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ [4] | 1-6 5-7
2010: Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP/Meghann Shaughnessy USA lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA/Zi Yan CHN [6] | 3-6 1-6
2009: Daniela Hantuchova SVK/Ai Sugiyama JPN [5] beat Maria Sharapova RUS/Elena Vesnina RUS [WC] | 6-2 7-5
2008: Event not held!
2007: Event not held!
2006: Event not held!
2005: Elena Bovina RUS/Elena Dementieva RUS beat Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP/Dinara Safina RUS [8] | 6-3 7-5
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First Quarter: Jarmila Gajdošová AUS/Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA


Second Quarter: Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Vania King USA [8]


Third Quarter: Julia Görges GER/Sabine Lisicki GER


Fourth Quarter: Gisela Dulko ARG/Paola Suárez ARG [WC]

Second Round:

Ekaterina Makarova RUS/Jie Zheng CHN vs Marina Erakovic NZL/Monica Niculescu ROU
Jarmila Gajdošová AUS/Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA vs Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN/Shuai Zhang CHN
Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS [4] vs Iveta Benešová CZE/Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová CZE
Casey Dellacqua AUS/Samantha Stosur AUS vs Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Vania King USA [8]

Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [5] vs Victoria Azarenka BLR/Petra Kvitová CZE [WC]
Julia Görges GER/Sabine Lisicki GER vs Andrea Hlaváčková CZE/Lucie Hradecká CZE [3]
Gisela Dulko ARG/Paola Suárez ARG [WC] vs Eleni Daniilidou GRE/Jelena Janković SRB [WC]
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS/Vera Zvonareva RUS vs Sania Mirza IND/Elena Vesnina RUS [2]
 

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Erakovic/Niculescu.
Gajdošová/Mattek-Sands.
Kirilenko/Petrova.
Grönefeld/Vania King.
Azarenka/Kvitová.
Hlaváčková/Hradecká.
Dulko/Suárez.
Mirza/Vesnina.
 

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Ekaterina Makarova RUS/Jie Zheng CHN
Jarmila Gajdošová AUS/Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA
Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS [4]
Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Vania King USA [8]

Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [5]
Andrea Hlaváčková CZE/Lucie Hradecká CZE [3]
Gisela Dulko ARG/Paola Suárez ARG [WC]
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS/Vera Zvonareva RUS
 

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Marina Erakovic NZL/Monica Niculescu ROU
Jarmila Gajdošová AUS/Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA
Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS [4]
Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Vania King USA [8]

Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [5]
Andrea Hlaváčková CZE/Lucie Hradecká CZE [3]
Eleni Daniilidou GRE/Jelena Janković SRB [WC]
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS/Vera Zvonareva RUS
 

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Ekaterina Makarova RUS/Jie Zheng CHN
Jarmila Gajdošová AUS/Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA
Iveta Benešová CZE/Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová CZE
Casey Dellacqua AUS/Samantha Stosur AUS

Victoria Azarenka BLR/Petra Kvitová CZE [WC]
Julia Görges GER/Sabine Lisicki GER
Gisela Dulko ARG/Paola Suárez ARG [WC]
Sania Mirza IND/Elena Vesnina RUS [2]
 

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Marina Erakovic NZL/Monica Niculescu ROU
Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN/Shuai Zhang CHN
Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS [4]
Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Vania King USA [8]

Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [5]
Julia Görges GER/Sabine Lisicki GER
Eleni Daniilidou GRE/Jelena Janković SRB [WC]
Sania Mirza IND/Elena Vesnina RUS [2]
 

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Marina Erakovic NZL/Monica Niculescu ROU
Jarmila Gajdošová AUS/Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA
Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS [4]
Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Vania King USA [8]

Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [5]
Julia Görges GER/Sabine Lisicki GER
Gisela Dulko ARG/Paola Suárez ARG [WC]
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS/Vera Zvonareva RUS
 

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Marina Erakovic NZL/Monica Niculescu ROU
Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN/Shuai Zhang CHN
Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS [4]
Casey Dellacqua AUS/Samantha Stosur AUS

Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [5]
Julia Görges GER/Sabine Lisicki GER
Gisela Dulko ARG/Paola Suárez ARG
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS/Vera Zvonareva RUS
 

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Vote again.

Erakovic/Niculescu.
Gajdošová/Mattek-Sands.
Kirilenko/Petrova.
Grönefeld/Vania King.
Azarenka/Kvitová/.
Hlaváčková/Hradecká.
Dulko/Suárez.
Mirza/Vesnina.
 

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Ekaterina Makarova RUS/Jie Zheng CHN
Jarmila Gajdošová AUS/Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA
Iveta Benešová CZE/Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová CZE
Casey Dellacqua AUS/Samantha Stosur AUS

Victoria Azarenka BLR/Petra Kvitová CZE [WC]
Julia Görges GER/Sabine Lisicki GER
Gisela Dulko ARG/Paola Suárez ARG [WC]
Sania Mirza IND/Elena Vesnina RUS [2]
 

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Marina Erakovic NZL/Monica Niculescu ROU
Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN/Shuai Zhang CHN
Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS [4]
Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Vania King USA [8]

Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [5]
Julia Görges GER/Sabine Lisicki GER
Eleni Daniilidou GRE/Jelena Janković SRB [WC]
Sania Mirza IND/Elena Vesnina RUS [2]
 

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Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS [4]
Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Vania King USA [8]

Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [5]
Julia Görges GER/Sabine Lisicki GER
Gisela Dulko ARG/Paola Suárez ARG [WC]
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS/Vera Zvonareva RUS
 

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Ekaterina Makarova RUS/Jie Zheng CHN
Jarmila Gajdošová AUS/Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA
Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS [4]
Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Vania King USA [8]

Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [5]
Andrea Hlaváčková CZE/Lucie Hradecká CZE [3]
Gisela Dulko ARG/Paola Suárez ARG [WC]
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS/Vera Zvonareva RUS
 

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Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS [4]
Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Vania King USA [8]

Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [5]
Julia Görges GER/Sabine Lisicki GER
Gisela Dulko ARG/Paola Suárez ARG [WC]
Sania Mirza IND/Elena Vesnina RUS [2]
 

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Jarmila Gajdošová AUS/Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA
Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS [4]
Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Vania King USA [8]

Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [5]
Julia Görges GER/Sabine Lisicki GER
Gisela Dulko ARG/Paola Suárez ARG [WC]
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS/Vera Zvonareva RUS
 

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Second Round:

Ekaterina Makarova RUS/Jie Zheng CHN vs Marina Erakovic NZL/Monica Niculescu ROU | 2-6 3-3
Jarmila Gajdošová AUS/Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA vs Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN/Shuai Zhang CHN | 6-2 4-2
Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS [4] beat Iveta Benešová CZE/Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová CZE | 6-1 6-1
Casey Dellacqua AUS/Samantha Stosur AUS vs Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER/Vania King USA [8] | 2-6 1-5 MP!

Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [5] vs Victoria Azarenka BLR/Petra Kvitová CZE [WC] | 6-4 4-0
Julia Görges GER/Sabine Lisicki GER vs Andrea Hlaváčková CZE/Lucie Hradecká CZE [3] | 6-4 3-1
Gisela Dulko ARG/Paola Suárez ARG [WC] vs Eleni Daniilidou GRE/Jelena Janković SRB [WC] | 6-2 5-1 MP!
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS/Vera Zvonareva RUS vs Sania Mirza IND/Elena Vesnina RUS [2] | 4-6 3-1
 

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Vote again again.

Erakovic/Niculescu.
Gajdošová/Mattek-Sands.
Grönefeld/Vania King.
Azarenka/Kvitová.
Hlaváčková/Hradecká.
Dulko/Suárez.
Mirza/Vesnina.
 

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Makarova/Zheng
Errani/Vinci
Hlavackova/Hradecka
Kuznetsova/Zvonareva
 

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Marina Erakovic NZL/Monica Niculescu ROU
Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [5]
Andrea Hlaváčková CZE/Lucie Hradecká CZE [3]
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS/Vera Zvonareva RUS
 
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