Tennis: Aoyama, Shibahara advance to doubles last 16 at French Open
Tennis: Aoyama, Shibahara advance to doubles last 16 at French Open

Japan’s Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara reached the round of 16 by defeating the Sweden-U.S. pair of Cornelia Lister and Shelby Rogers 6-7(7), 6-2, 7-6(4) at the French Open on Friday.On the sixth day of action at Roland Garros, the Japanese duo were edged in a first-set tiebreaker but staged a gritty fightback in the second set, winning six straight games from a 0-2 deficit to take the set 6-2 and force a third set.In the final set tiebreak, Aoyama and Shibahara, who teamed up last year, recovered from 2-4 down and reeled off five straight points to close out the match in 2 hours, 28 minutes.”…

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