Australian Open: Haddad Maia, Danilina into women's doubles final

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Anna Danilina (R) and Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia | AFP

Melbourne: Beatriz Haddad Maia and Anna Danilina have advanced to the women's doubles final with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win over the Japanese pair of Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara at Rod Laver Arena.

Haddad Maia, of Brazil, and Danilina, of Kazahstan, will play the winner of the later semifinal between the top-seeded Czech team of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova and third-seeded Veronika Kudermetova of Russia and Elise Bertens of Belgium.

Next up on Rod Laver is a men's doubles semifinal with the “Special K" Australian team of Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis playing third-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain and Horacio Zeballos of Argentina.

The women's singles semifinals are set for the night program at Rod Laver Arena. Top-ranked and local hope Ash Barty plays American Madison Keys, followed by Iga Switek's match against another American, Danielle Collins.


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