The 26-year-old Van der Hoek is on a grand slam for the first time. She forms a duo with Bernarda Pera from the United States. Together they won in the previous round against the 15th seeded Russian combination Blinkova / Koedermetova (3-6 6-3 7-5).
Van der Hoek and Pera take on the third-placed Czech couple Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the third round.
Rus was with her Slovenian partner Tamara Zidansek in the first round 6-1 6-7 (5) 7-5 too strong for the American Alison Riske and Ajla Tomljanovic from Australia. Rus has also been eliminated in singles. She was the only Dutch tennis player in the women’s main tournament.
Schuurs doubles further in Australian Open
Demi Schuurs and her American partner Nicole Melichar are through to the third round of the doubles in the Australian Open. The couple settled in the second round with the Czech Marketa Vondrousova and the Belarusian Vera Lapko in two sets: 6-2 6-4.
Schuurs (27) and Melichar were placed fourth in the Melbourne grand slam. In the third round of the women’s doubles, they will meet the 13th-ranked duo Ljoedmila Kitsjenok from Ukraine and Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia.
Source: De Telegraaf by www.telegraaf.nl.
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