Dabrowski, Shapovalov, Auger-Aliassime ousted in Madrid doubles quarterfinals

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MADRID — Canadians Gabriela Dabrowski, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov were eliminated from doubles competition in quarterfinal action Tuesday at the Madrid Open.

Ottawa's Dabrowski and Brazilian partner Luisa Stefani, who were seeded sixth in women's doubles competition in Madrid, fell 6-4, 3-6, 10-5 to the top-seeded American duo of Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff.

The Americans had 13 break point chances, converting two, and defended two of the three break chances they faced in a match that took one hour 20 minutes to complete.

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Later Tuesday, Montreal's Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., were defeated 4-6, 6-2, 12-10 by fourth seeds Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands.

The Canadians had nine aces, but committed six double-faults and were broken twice on four chances.

Arevalo and Rojer played a clean game with no double faults and 79 per cent of service points won. They failed to defend the only break point chance they allowed.

Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Que., and American partner Taylor Townsend will face Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Barbora Strycova of Czechia in a women's quarterfinal on Wednesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 2, 2023.

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