Serbs Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic produced a dominant performance Thursday at the Tokyo Olympics to defeat Germans Kevin Krawietz and Laura Siegemund 6-1, 6-2 to reach the semi-finals in mixed doubles.
In singles this week, Djokovic continues the fourth leg of his historic Golden Grand Slam attempt, having won the first three majors of the season. WTA legend Stefanie Graf completed the feat in 1988. After beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori earlier Thursday, the 34-year-old teamed up with Stojanovic to qualify in 72 minutes.
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The Serbs broke five times to advance. They will next face Aslan Karatsev and Elena Vesnina after the ROC pair defeat Polish duo Lukasz Kubot and Iga Swiatek 6-4, 6-4.
ROC’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev also enjoyed success after facing Japanese team Ena Shibahara and Ben McLachlan 7-5, 6-7 (0), 10-8.
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Pavlyuchenkova and Rublev won 72% (46/64) of their first serve points to advance in two hours and one minute.
They will meet Ashleigh Barty and John Peers in the semi-finals after the Australians beat Greek tandem Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 4-6, 10-6. This is the first time Barty and Peers have teamed up since a quarterfinal race at the 2014 US Open.