Routliffe through to WTA final in Ostrava after walkover

Saturday, 25 September 2021

New Zealand doubles player Erin Routliffe and her American partner Kaitlyn Christian are through to the doubles final at the WTA 500 tournament in Ostrava.

They received a walkover after top seeds Magda Linette and Bernarda Pera pulled out with Pera citing a shoulder injury. Routliffe and Christian will face India’s Sania Mirza and China’s Shuai Zheng for the title.

Meanwhile Artem Sitak and his Lithuanian partner Ricardas Berankis have been beaten in the semi-finals of the ATP 250 tournament in Nur-Sultan.

They’ve lost 6-4 6-0 to Santiago Gonzalez and Andres Moltani.

Ajeet Rai is out of his latest ITF tournament in Monastir.  Rai and Giorgio Ricca have lost 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 to Guy Orly Iradukunda and Marat Sharipov in the doubles final.

Meanwhile Olympic doubles bronze medallists Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus have been drawn against American’s Taylor Fritz and Tommy Paul in the first round of the ATP tournament in San Diego.

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