After advancing impressively yesterday in their own branch of the Legends Doubles section of the 2011 French Open, American masters Lindsay Davenport and John McEnroe are close to finishing what they started by winning in their own particular semi-final matches at Roland Garros.
McEnroe and his doubles partner Andres Gomez defeated the Australian duo of Pat Cash and Peter McNamara, 6-1, 2-6, 10-8, wrapping up Legends Group B in the process. It was a hard fought battle that could have went either way at the end, but the sudden death match points finally favored McEnroe/Gomez after some time. Up next are the winners of the Group A — either Mansour Bahrami/Ilie Nastase or Mark Woodforde/Emilio Sanchez in tomorrow’s final.
Davenport partnered with Martina Hingis throughout the tournament and breezed through most of their competition in the Women’s Legends Doubles Group B. This morning they defeated Andrea Temesvari and Sandrine Testud to advance to the final in their toughest match yet, 6-3, 6-7, 10-0. Temesvari and Testud finally came apart in sudden death play. They now advance to face Magdalena Maleeva/Nathalie Tauziat.