London: Fifth seeds Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova stunned defending champions and world no.1 women’s doubles pair Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza 6-2, 6-4 to storm into the Wimbledon semifinals on Thursday.
In the final, they will face No.10 seeds Raquel Atawo and Abigail Spears, who beat Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke, 6-4, 6-2, on Wednesday.
The confident duo were on the offensive right from the start as the underdogs took a 3-1 lead. Shvedova showed remarkable movement and the pair broke Hingis her first two service games. The top seeds made mere 35% of first serves in court in the first set.
Momentum quickly ran away from the World No.1s as they were broken again early in the second set. Hingis and Mirzagot an opportunity to break back and tie things up at 2-2, however, Babos and Shvedova refused to take their foot off the accelerator, instead stretching the lead to 5-2. The top seeds against had an opportunity with a break at 5-. However, as Babos and Shvedova held a very dominant service game to quash any hopes of a comeback.