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Indian Wells, USA , 14 March 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Two Australians have progressed to the ladies’s doubles semifinals at Indian Wells for the primary time since 1996.

Ellen Perez and American accomplice Nicole Melichar-Martinez secured their spot with a hard-fought 7-5 3-6 [10-5] victory towards the eighth-seeded mixture of Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jelena Ostapenko in right this moment’s quarterfinals.

The fourth seeds have now gained seven consecutive matches, after scooping their greatest title collectively in San Diego earlier this month.

This continues a career-best run for 28-year-old Perez on the WTA 1000 match. The world No.8’s earlier greatest consequence was a second-round exit.

World No.3 Storm Hunter can be having fun with a career-best run within the Californian desert and secured her semifinal place yesterday alongside her Czech accomplice Katerina Siniakova.

> READ: Hunter fees into Indian Wells doubles semifinals

It marks solely the second time within the match’s 35-year historical past that two Australians have progressed to the ladies’s doubles semifinals.

The one earlier time this occurred was 28 years in the past, with Liz Smylie (partnering American Linda Wild) and Rennae Stubbs (partnering American Lisa Raymond) that includes among the many ultimate 4 groups.

The final Australian to win a ladies’s doubles title at Indian Wells was Sam Stosur in 2007.

Aussies in motion – Indian Wells

Girls’s doubles, quarterfinals
[4] Ellen Perez (AUS)
/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) d [8] Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR)/Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 7-5 3-6 [10-5]

Girls’s doubles, semifinals
[3] Storm Hunter (AUS)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) v Asia Muhammad (USA)/Ena Shibahara (JPN)
[4] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v TBD

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