Popular Czech Barbora Strycova rebounded from the disappointment of losing in the women’s singles semi-finals at Wimbledon to reach the final of the women’s doubles on Friday with Taiwanese partner Hsieh Su-Wei.
Strycova & Hsieh, who had gone off to have a traditional English cup of tea while her partner was losing to Serena Williams in the singles on Thursday, ousted the top seeded pairing of Hungary’s Timea Babos & Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, 7-6 (7/5) 6-4.
They will play China’s Xu Yifan & Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada in Saturday’s final.
Xu & Dabrowski had also upset the seedings earlier on Friday, beating defending champions and second seeds Barbora Krejickova & Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, 6-1 3-6 6-3.
It will be 33-year-old Strycova’s first appearance in a Grand Slam final, whilst Hsieh has won 2 doubles titles, the 2013 Wimbledon crown and the French Open a year later.
Seeded four Xu, 30, and 27-year-old Dabrowski will both be appearing in their first Grand Slam final.