New York: Top seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic came back from behind to beat World No.1 Sania Mirza and her new partner Barbora Strycova, 7-6(3), 6-1, to reach the semifinals of the US Open, here on Tuesday.
The French duo and Roland Garros winners, meanwhile, became the second team to qualify for the WTA Finals this morning after then-Co-No.1s Mirza and Martina Hingis, who announced their split earlier this summer.
Seventh seeds Mirza and Strycova took a 5-2 first set lead over Garcia and Mladenovic, before the top seeds saved two points at 5-3 and went on to win 11 of the final 13 games of the match on Grandstand to reach their second major semifinal of the season.
"We're obviously very excited to go back to Singapore for the second year in a row, and this time with my countrywoman and teammate," Mladenovic told WTA Insider. "It's a nice story that we qualified together after being with different partners last year. It was one of our main goal this year when we joined forces. It's such a privilege to qualify because only the best of the best get to go."
Now Garcia and Mladenovic will face the winner between No.6 seeded Hingis and Vandeweghe and Czech stars Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.
Earlier on Monday, India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski had lost in the mixed doubles quarters.