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Stosur and Ebden charge into Wimbledon mixed doubles semifinals

Australian duo Sam Stosur and Matt Ebden have advanced to the Wimbledon 2022 mixed doubles semifinals.

London, Great Britain, 6 July 2022 | Leigh Rogers

Sam Stosur and Matt Ebden are through to the semifinals in the Wimbledon 2022 mixed doubles competition.

The Australian duo scored a comprehensive 6-3 6-1 victory against British wildcards Alicia Barnett and Jonny O’Mara in quarterfinal action today.

Stosur and Ebden produced a strong serving display, conceding only 13 points on serve in the 70-minute encounter.

This extends 34-year-old Ebden’s career-best run in a Wimbledon mixed doubles draw and for 38-year-old Stosur, marks her first semifinal appearance at the All England Club in eight years.

World No.31 Ebden becomes the 27th Australian man to reach a Wimbledon mixed doubles semifinal in the Open era – and only the second in the past decade.

Stosur, meanwhile, reaffirms her status as an all-time Aussie great. The world No.11 becomes only the fifth Australian woman to advance to three Wimbledon mixed doubles semifinals, joining the elite company of Margaret Court, Judy Dalton, Wendy Turnbull and Liz Smylie.

Wimbledon mixed doubles
Australian semifinalists – Open era

Player
Year
Player
Year

Ken Fletcher
1968, 1969
Margaret Court
1968, 1969, 1971, 1975

Owen Davidson
1968, 1971, 1973, 1974
Judy Dalton
1969, 1970, 1971

Fred Stolle
1968, 1969, 1983
Karen Krantzcke
1969, 1973

Tony Roche
1969, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1981
Helen Gourlay
1970, 1974

Ray Ruffels
1969, 1978
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1972, 1979

Kim Warwick
1972, 1979
Dianne Balestrat
1978, 1980

John Cooper
1973
Wendy Turnbull
1980, 1982, 1983, 1984

Neale Fraser
1974
Pam Whytcross
1982

Allan Stone
1975, 1978
Elizabeth Smylie
1984, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991

Phil Dent
1977
Nicole Bradtke
1987

John Newcombe
1979
Jenny Byrne
1989

Ross Case
1980
Alicia Molik
2004, 2007

Mark Edmondson
1980, 1985
Sam Stosur
2008, 2014, 2022

Chris Johnstone
1982
Rennae Stubbs
2010

John Fitzgerald
1985, 1988, 1990, 1991

Paul McNamee
1985

Darren Cahill
1987

Mark Kratzmann
1989, 1993

Todd Woodbridge
1993, 1994, 2004

Mark Woodforde
1993, 1995, 1996

Josh Eagle
2000

Lleyton Hewitt
2000

Jordan Kerr
2003

Paul Hanley
2004, 2005, 2011

Stephen Huss
2009

John Peers
2021

Matthew Ebden
2022

Key: Bold = Title-winning run

Stosur has gone to win the title on the two previous times she advanced to the Wimbledon mixed doubles semifinals, a promising sign ahead of a final-four showdown with American combination Coco Gauff and Jack Sock.

In ladies’ doubles action, Ellen Perez’s career-best Grand Slam run ended in the quarterfinals.

Perez and American partner Nicole Melichar-Martinez made a promising start against Wimbledon 2018 champions Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, building a 6-1 4-2 lead. However, the second-seeded Czechs fought back to record a 1-6 7-6(2) 6-2 victory.

Aussies in action – Wimbledon

TODAY’S RESULTS
Mixed doubles, quarterfinals
Sam Stosur (AUS)/Matt Ebden (AUS) d [WC] Alicia Barnett (GBR)/Jonny O’Mara (GBR) 6-3 6-1

Ladies’ doubles, quarterfinals
[2] Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) d [10] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) 1-6 7-6(2) 6-2

COMING UP
Gentlemen’s doubles, quarterfinals
[7] John Peers (AUS)/Filip Polasek (SVK) v [14] Matthew Ebden (AUS)/Max Purcell (AUS)

Mixed doubles, semifinals
Sam Stosur (AUS)/Matt Ebden (AUS) v Coco Gauff (USA)/Jack Sock (USA)

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