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Mixed fortunes for GB in doubles

Date: 22 June - 5 July
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Highlights - Brits knock out seeds in doubles

By Ian Westbrook
BBC Sport at Wimbledon

Jamie Delgado and Jonathan Marray produced a superb performance to reach the third round of the men's doubles.

They twice hit back from a set down to beat 13th seeds Frantisek Cermak and Michal Mertinak on Court Seven.

Colin Fleming and Sarah Borwell and James Auckland and Elena Baltacha earned victories in the mixed doubles.

But Alex Bogdanovic and James Ward, Laura Robson and Georgie Stoop, Jocelyn Rae and Melanie South and Ross Hutchins and Anne Keothavong all went out.

The crucial part of the Marray-Delgado match came in the fourth set tie-break. Cermak and Mertinak had a match point at 8-7 but the British duo saved it and went on to take the set themselves.

They then raced into a 5-1 lead and wasted two match points before wrapping up a 2-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (11-9) 6-2 victory in the next game.

Their next opponents are second seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic of Canada and Serbia.


Fleming and Borwell clinched the first set of their match against Dusan Vemic and Flavia Pennetta when Borwell powered home a forehand volley but one break of serve cost them the second set.

However the Britons took the only break point to arrive in the entire final set to clinch a 7-5 4-6 7-5 victory over the Serbian/Italian pair.

Their next opponents are Indian 13th seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza.

Auckland and Baltacha beat American/Ukrainian duo Travis Parrott and Kateryna Bondarenko 7-6 (7-5) 6-2.

The first set went to a tie-break after one break of serve apiece but the Britons stepped up a gear in the second set by breaking twice to secure the win.

They now take on fifth seeds Daniel Nestor and Elena Vesnina of Canada and Russia.

There was no success for the other British teams in action however.

Bogdanovic and Ward went down 6-2 6-4 5-7 6-3 to fifth seeds Bruno Soares and Kevin Ullyett.

Robson and Stoop lost 6-3 6-4 to 16th seeds Svetlana Kuznetsova and Amelie Mauresmo.

Highlights - Robson/Stoop lose vital break

Robson and Stoop lost the first set on the third set point in front of a packed Court 12 but the British pair hit back in the second.

They broke Kuznetsova in the second game and opened up a 3-0 lead before being pegged back to 3-3.

Robson was broken twice as the Britons fell to a 6-3 6-4 defeat in 65 minutes.

Rae and South failed to build on taking the first set as they went out 2-6 6-3 6-4 to 12th seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Vania King.

Hutchins and Keothavong did not get on court until 1915 BST and were edged out in a tight first set by Brazilian/Russian pairing Bruno Soares and Alisa Kleybanova, who took one of the five break points they earned.

The Britons ran out of steam in the second set and fell to a 6-4 6-2 defeat.

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