July 12th, 2024

Canada’s Dabrowski and partner Routliffe advance in Wimbledon’s doubles tournament


By The Canadian Press on July 7, 2024.

Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski and partner Erin Routliffe of New Zealand have advanced in Wimbledon's women's doubles tournament. Dabrowski, left, and Routliffe take part in a tennis clinic at the Ontario Racquet Club in Mississauga, Ont., Friday, Dec. 8, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

LONDON – Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski and partner Erin Routliffe of New Zealand have advanced in Wimbledon’s women’s doubles tournament.

The second-seeded duo beat Russians Kamila Rakhimova and Irina Khromacheva 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 in the second round.

Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Que., and partner Ena Shibahara of Japan faced Czechia’s Katerina Siniakova and Taylor Townsend of the United States later in the Round of 16.

Dabrowski and Routliffe, who holds Canadian citizenship, will face Belgium’s Elena-Gabriela Ruse and Ukraine’s Marta Kotsyuk on Monday in the Round of 16 at the grass court Grand Slam.

They’ll then play each other in the mixed doubles tournament.

Routliffe and Michael Venus, also from New Zealand, are the second seed in that bracket. Dabrowski and Finland’s Harri Heliovaara are unseeded.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 7, 2024.

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