Number 16 seeds safely through to Ladies’ Doubles semi-finals

Caroline Dolehide (USA) and  Shuai Zhang (Chn) (16) bt Oksana Kalashnikova (Geo) and Iryna Shymanovich 6-4/6-1

By Charlie Stong on Court No.3

Number 16 seeds Caroline Dolehide and Shuai Zhang are through to the Ladies’ Doubles semi-finals after a comprehensive straight sets win against Oksana Kalashnikova and Iryna Shymanovich.

The pair won 6-4/6-1 on Court No.3 in almost exactly an hour’s play this morning.

The first set was an even contest until the seventh game, when Zhang lost her serve. She managed to recover from 0-40 but a Kalashnikova overhead claimed the first break.

But after Shymanovich was immediately broken back, the seeds never really looked like losing this one.

Caroline Dolehide and Shuai Zhang (Picture: Charlie Stong)

Dolehide, who played much better than her singles rank of 100 suggests, held comfortably, before the seeds broke serve again – this time that of Kalashnikova, to take the set.

Kalashnikova managed to save one set point, but sent down a double fault at deuce, then netted a forehand.

The second set was much more straightforward for Dolehide and Zhang, who raced through it 6-1, twice breaking the serve of Shymanovic before Dolehide served out for their places in the semis.

Pictured top: Caroline Dolehide and  Shuai Zhang v Oksana Kalashnikova and Iryna Shymanovich on Court No.3 (Picture: Charlie Stong)


Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing:

“A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.




If you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can make a donation which will allow us to continue to bring stories to you, both in print and online. Or, please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

Adblocker Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your adblocker, we offer you free stories and only ask for your support in return!

Refresh Page