Perez, Hunter to face-off in WTA 1000 doubles remaining at Dubai | 23 February, 2024 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions

Ellen Perez and Storm Hunter, who’re shut mates and Australian team-mates, play one another in a WTA 1000 doubles remaining in Dubai.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 February 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Two Australians are set to conflict in a WTA 1000 doubles remaining, that are the tour’s greatest occasions outdoors the 4 Grand Slams, for the primary time since their introduction in 2009.

World No.3 Storm Hunter and world No.15 Ellen Perez have superior to this 12 months’s championship match in Dubai alongside their respective companions.

Hunter and Czech Katerina Siniakova secured their spot within the remaining with a 6-4 6-4 victory in opposition to reigning US Open champions, world No.5 Gabriela Dabrowski and world No.6 Erin Routliffe, within the semifinals.

Contesting their fourth event as a group, this propels 29-year-old Hunter and Siniakova into their third remaining collectively.

Perez and American Nicole Melichar-Martinez wanted solely 62 minutes to dismiss German Laura Siegemund and Aliaksandra Sasnovich of their semifinal, romping to a 6-3 6-2 victory.

This propels the third-seeded pair into their fourth group remaining at WTA 1000 stage.

It’s the second WTA remaining look of the season for 28-year-old Perez and Melichar-Martinez, who need to snap a seven-match dropping streak in finals.

The final time two Australians met in a WTA doubles remaining, at any stage, was in February 2020 when Hunter (then utilizing her maiden identify Sanders) and Arina Rodionova defeated Perez and her Austrian associate Barbara Haas to say the Hua Hin title.

Aussies in motion – Dubai

Ladies’s doubles, semifinals
[3] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) d Aliaksandra Sasnovich/Laura Siegemund (GER) 6-3 6-2
[4] Storm Hunter (AUS)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) d [2] Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)/Erin Routliffe (NZL) 6-4 6-4

Ladies’s doubles, remaining
[3] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v [4] Storm Hunter (AUS)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE)

Doha, Qatar

Alexei Popyrin’s deepest run at an ATP hard-court occasion in three years has come to an finish.

The 24-year-old Australian was unable to capitalise on an early lead in his semifinal showdown with world No.17 Karen Khachanov at an ATP 250 event in Doha.

Popyrin established a 4-2 benefit within the opening set, then held three set factors in a high-pressure tiebreak.

Nonetheless, Khachanov fought again to notch a 7-6(12) 6-2 victory in opposition to the world No.46.

In the meantime, John-Patrick Smith fell simply quick in his quest to progress to a primary ATP-level doubles remaining since January 2022.

Smith and his German associate Andrea Mies have been edged out in a three-set semifinal battle in opposition to Lorenzo Musetti and Lorenzo Sonego, with the Italian duo triumphing 6-2 6-7(4) [10-7].

Aussies in motion – Doha

Males’s singles, semifinals
[2] Karen Khachanov d Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 7-6(12) 6-2

Males’s doubles, semifinals
Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)/Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) d [Alt] John-Patrick Smith (AUS)/Andreas Mies (GER) 6-2 6-7(4) [10-7]

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