Israelis advance in doubles
Shahar Peer and her Romanian partner Monica Niculescu upset the eighth-seeded pair of Alisa Kleybanova and Francesca Schiavone yesterday 6-2, 7-6 to move onto the third round. Their next opponents will be 10th-ranked Yung-Jan Chan of Taiwan and Jie Zheng of China.
In men's doubles, Andy Ram advanced with his Austrian teammate Julien Knowle to the quarterfinals after beating the Spanish duo of Nicolas Almagro and Santiago Ventura 7-6, 6-2. The 10th-ranked duo will next face Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares, both of Brazil.