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Wimbledon | Strycova bounces back to reach Doubles final

Wimbledon | Strycova bounces back to reach Doubles final

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.

About The Author

Barbara Wancke

Barbara Wancke is a Tennis Threads Tennis Correspondent who has been involved in the sport for over 40 years, not only as a former player, umpire and coach but primarily as an administrator and tennis writer contributing over the years to Lawn Tennis, Tennis World, and Tennis Today. She has worked with the Dunlop Sports Co, IMG and at the ITF as Director of Women’s Tennis, responsible, amongst other things, for the running of the Federation Cup (now Fed Cup), and acting as Technical Director for tennis at the Seoul Olympics (1988). She subsequently set up her own tennis consultancy Tennis Interlink and was elected to the Board of the TIA UK where she became the Executive Administrator and Executive Vice President until she stood down in July 2014 and is currently an Honorary Vice President.

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