Doubles Day Three : Top Men’s & Mixed seeds through

After the completion of the Pool matches it was down to the knockout stages in the Mixed and Men’s doubles today.


All the seeds won their morning last sixteen matches to advance to the quarter-finals.

Top seeds and World Champions Joelle King & Paul Coll scored the narrowest of wins as they edged past India’s Joshna Chinappa & Harinderpal Sandhu in two sudden-death games.

They’ll face more Indian opposition after Dipika Pallikal Karthik & Saurav Ghosal upset third seeded Welsh pair Tesni Evans and Peter Creed, saving a couple of game balls in the second before taking it in sudden death.

In an all-Aussie meeting on the Glass Court, with fourth seeds Cameron Pilley & Donna Urquhart prevailed in two games – although match ball had to be replayed eight times!

In the semis they’ll face second seeds Alison Waters & Daryl Selby, who had to save a couple of match balls before beating fellow English pair Jenny Duncalf & Adrian Waller in a sudden-death decider.

MD Men’s

In the morning session all the seeded teams won their final pool matches to set up the evening’s last sixteen matches. It was a similar story in the Last Sixteen matches, the  top seeded pairs all coming through.

Australians Zac Alexander & David Palmer looked particularly impressive as they dismissed Welsh pair Peter Creed & Joel Makin, whose pool round loss to Vikram Malhotran & Ramit Tandon opened the draw for the Indians to reach the last eight.

The day finished with an all-Malaysian upset as youngsters Eain Yow Ng & Syafiq Kamal beat compatriots Nafiizwan Adnan & Ivan Yuen in third game sudden-death.

Tomorrow’s schedule has been adjusted to feature all the matches on the Glass Court …
UPDATE : adjusted again, now more in the afternoon, and side courts in use