Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki storm into doubles semis at ASB Basic


Serena Williams was proper when she stated on Sunday that she at all times seems like the highest seed no matter the place she is.

On Wednesday evening Williams and her doubles companion Caroline Wozniacki defeated the highest seeds within the ASB Basic doubles draw Johanna Larsson and Caroline Dolehide 6-2 6-1.

Williams and Wozniacki could have been unseeded within the doubles draw, however that meant nothing, they’re by far the most effective crew within the draw, it isn’t even shut.

Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams have enjoyed playing doubles together for the first time.

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Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams have loved enjoying doubles collectively for the primary time.

This wasn’t like within the first spherical when Williams and Wozniacki overawed and outmatched the Japanese crew of Sao Hibino and Makoto Ninomiya, Larsson and Dolehide are significantly good doubles gamers, ranked 35 and 60 on the planet, respectively.

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Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki needed just 52 minutes to win their doubles quarterfinal.

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Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki wanted simply 52 minutes to win their doubles quarterfinal.

But they had been outplayed by two of the most important stars of tennis, who agreed to crew up for the primary and solely time of their careers for this match.

Due to Williams’s exploits in singles, it will get largely forgotten that she’s additionally one of many biggest doubles gamers of all time, with 14 grand slam doubles titles to her identify.

However anybody who noticed her hit winners from unimaginable angles on this match obtained a reminder of simply how good she is, with Wozniacki chipping in simply as a lot.

On Monday, Williams and Wozniacki’s match had an exhibition really feel to it, as each gamers laughed and smiled throughout the play.

However on this match they had been much more severe. They had been ruthless towards Larsson and Dolehide, successful this match in simply 52 minutes. 

It will take one thing unimaginable to cease them successful this title on Sunday.

“We’re simply having a good time,” Wozniacki stated of the match afterwards. 

“And even when I miss a pair and I am mad at myself, Serena is at all times so constructive, she’s like ‘you are doing nice, you are doing wonderful’ so it makes you are feeling good on the market.”

“You must make certain your companion feels good,” added Williams.

They’ll each be enjoying their second spherical singles matches on Thursday, with Williams’s match towards Christina McHale the second match of the day session and  Wozniacki enjoying Lauren Davis within the night.

Each gamers look recent and Wozniacki stated it isn’t been an issue to play singles and doubles this week. 

“We’re simply going to go on the market each match, simply play, have enjoyable and see what occurs and the great factor is with doubles is we have had two matches and we’re within the semifinals.”