Ana and Maria reach doubles semis

Ana and Maria reach doubles semis

Ana put the disappointment of a quarter-final defeat to Anna Chakvetadze behind her by teaming up with Maria Kirilenko for an impressive doubles win.

The teenage pairing beat Iveta Benesova and Michaella Krajicek 6-2, 6-3 to move into the last four of the J&S Cup.

Tomorrow's match, against Russian third seeds Elena Likhovtseva and Anastasia Myskina, will be the second successive time Ana and Maria have played a doubles semi-final together. The pair reached the same stage in the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo three months ago.