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Quarters spot for Moodie

Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman’s successful run at the All-England tennis championships continued on Wednesday when they moved swiftly into the quarter-finals.

The seventh-seeded South African/Belgian combination wasted little time in posting a straight sets win over Martin Damm and Filip Polasek. The Czech Republic and Slovakian duo went down 7-6 7-6 7-6.

Moodie and Norman now await the outcome of the third round match between the Australian teaming of Carsten Ball and Chris Guccione and the second-seeded Bryan brothers Bob and Bryan.

Meanwhile the giant-killing British combo of Chris Eaton and Dominic Inglot went out to 14th seeded French pair Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra  6-2 3-6 4-6 4-6.

This after they had beaten the top seeds Daniel Nestor (Canada) and Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) in the earlier round.

In the mixed doubles Moodie and US partner Lisa Raymond are scheduled to play Max Mirnyi (Belarus) and Russia Alisa Kleybanova in a third round match on Tuesday.

There was disappointment for Moodie’s South African compatriot Chanelle Scheepers.

Teamed up with Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic her hopes were dashed when Jankovic had to withdraw from her singles match with a back injury when she was┬á 6-1 3-0 down to Russian Vera Zvonareva in the fourth round and then also pulled out of the doubles draw.

That saw fourth-seeded Gisela Dulko of Argentina and Flavia Pennetta of Italy go through, courtesy of a walkover.

Mark Etheridge


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