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Double delight for Cara at Wimbledon


Cara Black and her playing partner Shahar Peer from Israel reached the third round of the womens’ doubles tennis championships at Wimbledon on Monday.

The 15th seeds made easy work of the unseeded American duo of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, easily winning 6-2, 6-3 in straight sets on Court 15.

They will next face a tough battle against the second seeds, Czech Republic’s Kveta Peschke and Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik for a place in the quarter-finals.

It was double delight for Black who went on to team up with her Indian partner Leander Paes to advance to the third round of the Wimbledon mixed doubles event after notching up a straight-set second-round win then getting the better of the Dutch-Polish team of Rogier Wassen and Alicja Rosolska 6-1, 6-4.

Black, who is making a return to the sport at the highest level after a long injury lay-off is competing in her first Grand Slam event since the Australian Open in January.

Black and Paes, who are the defending mixed doubles champions, will be up against the winners of the second-round match between the third-seeded Serbian-Slovak pair of Nenad Zimonjic and Katarina Srebotnik and local favourites Ross Hutchins and Heather Watson.

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