Canadian Dabrowski and Xu of China ousted in Wimbledon semis
LONDON — Gabriela Dabrowski’s run at Wimbledon is over.
The Canadian and partner Yifan Xu of China, seeded sixth, lost 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to No. 12 seeds Nicole Melichar of the U.S., and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic in the Wimbledon semifinals on Friday.
Dabrowski and Xu were up a break at 4-2 in the third set, but could not hold on.
The roller-coaster match saw Dabrowski and Xu fight off three match points before tying it at 5-5 in the third set. However, Melichar and Peschke won the next two games to seal it.
The 26-year-old Dabrowski, of Ottawa, has won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (the 2018 Australian Open and 2017 French Open), but never had advanced past the quarter-finals in women’s doubles at a major before this week.
Melichar and Peschke will face No. 3 seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic in the final.