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Klaasen through to third round of mixed doubles at Wimbledon
- Updated: July 6, 2015
By Mark Etheridge
Raven Klaasen may have gone out of the men’s doubles at Wimbledon but lives on to fight another day in the mixed doubles.
South Africa’s Klaasen and Indian partner Rajeev Ram lost their second round match to the Croatian/New Zealand combination of Mate Pavic and Michael Venus.
It was a marathon five-set affair, the winners only being decided after three hours and 46min of action and the final score was 7-6 (4) 6-4, 3-6 6-7 (5) 11-9.
In the mixed doubles, Klaasen and Raquel Kop-Jones of the United States are seeded 10th.
They now find themselves into the third round… and this after not having lifted a racket in anger!
They had a bye in the first round and then a walkover against the Polish combination of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik.
Their third round draw sees them coming up against sixth seeds Horia Tecau of Romania and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia.