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Moodie motors into semis

South Africa’s 2012 Olympic tennis hope Wesley Moodie has swept into the French Open doubles semi-finals at Roland Garros, Paris.

Moodie, partnered with giant Belgian Dick Norman didn’t hit a racquet in anger, scoring a walkover win over the South American combination of Jose Acasuso (Argentina) and Fernando Gonzalez (Chile).

Moodie is already a Grand Slam champion, having won the doubles title in Wimbledon back in 2005, with Stephen Huss .

In another quarter-final Zimbabwean Kevin Ullyet was on the losing side of the net as he and partner Bruno Soares of Brazil (seeded fifth) went down 6-2 7-6 (5) to third seeds Lukas Dlouhy (Czech Republic) and veteran Leander Paes of India.

In mixed doubles action former South African Liezel Huber partnered fellow American Bob Bryan to victory against fifth seeds Ai Sugiyama (Japan) and Andre Sa (Brazil) — the top seeds winning 1-6 6-1 12-10.