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PYW Doubles Rome - Second Round | Vote Now!

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PYW Doubles Rome

Welcome to Rome, Italy! Roland Garros is coming closer and things are heating up! The top seeds are American veterans Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond, have undoubtedly been the strongest, most consistent doubles team this year but a few recent losses mean that they will need to be on their guards. Other strong seeds in the top half include Russians Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova, a weird combo in 6th seeds Julia Goerges and Vania King. Another unseeded team to watch is the Argentine tandem of Gisela Dulko and Paola Suarez who have formed this year and steadily made their way up the rankings. Finally, the second seeds, Czech Květa Peschke and Slovene Katarina Srebotnik, have had some lackluster results this year but their past history will make them a tough team to beat. Other unseeded teams to watch out for are Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sania Mirza and Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone. Clearly the depth this week is very strong, so this a week not to miss! Vote now as the Internationali BNL d'Italia begins!

[B][U]Previous Finals:[/U][/B]
[B]2011:[/B] Chia-Jung Chuang TPE/Olga Govortsova BLR lost to Daniela Hantuchova SVK/Agnieszka Radwanska POL | [B]1-6 0-6[/B]
[B]2010:[/B] [B]Gisela Dulko ARG/Flavia Pennetta ITA [6][/B] beat Alicja Rosolska POL/Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ | [B]6-3 6-0[/B]
[B]2009:[/B] Nadia Petrova RUS/Dinara Safina RUS beat Nathalie Dechy FRA/Mara Santangelo ITA | [B]2-6 6-4 6-1[/B]
The Favorites:

First Quarter: Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA/Sania Mirza IND

Second Quarter: Gisela Dulko ARG/Paola Suarez ARG

Third Quarter: Andrea Hlavackova CZE/Anastasia Rodionova AUS [4]

Fourth Quarter: Julia Goerges GER/Vania King USA [6]

Second Round:

Liezel Huber USA/Lisa Raymond USA [1] vs Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA/Sania Mirza IND
Dominika Cibulkova SVK/Janette Husarova SVK vs Natalie Grandin RSA/Vladimira Uhlirova CZE [7]
Sara Errani ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA [3] vs Sofia Arvidsson SWE/Jarmila Gajdosova AUS
Iveta Benesova CZE/Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP vs Maria Kirilenko RUS/Nadia Petrova RUS [5]

Raquel Kops-Jones USA/Abigail Spears USA [8] vs Maria Elena Camerin ITA/Karin Knapp ITA [WC]
Ekaterina Makarova RUS/Elena Vesnina RUS vs Andrea Hlavackova CZE/Anastasia Rodionova AUS [4]
Julia Goerges GER/Vania King USA [6] vs Su-Wei Hsieh TPE/Jie Zheng CHN
Flavia Pennetta ITA/Francesca Schiavone ITA vs Kveta Peschke CZE/Katarina Srebotnik SLO [2]
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