Zapopan, Jal., March 11.- The Australians Ellen Pérez and Astra Sharma took another step forward in their goal to win the doubles title at the Zapopan Open 2021, with a double 6-4 they cleared the way of the quarterfinals by defeating Canadian Eugenie Bouchard and American Coco Vandeweghe.

Both couples had to deal with a strong wind that came up in the last part on Court 1, where fans enjoyed a math that generated emotions for just over an hour.

The oceanic duo adapted better to the surrounding conditions to take the first set, in a balanced match that quickly had a break in consecutive games per side.

Nevertheless, Ellen Pérez broke Coco Vandeweghe’s serve with a powerful parallel backhand with which they led 5-4, to later win the serve and close the set 6-4 with a winning volley from the same player, ranked 52 in the world.

The second set continued with equal forces and without breaks until the ninth game, this was the moment when the third seeds of the tournament stepped in with winning the service of their rivals after a bad volley from Bouchard in a 40-40 decisive point.

With this victory, Australians Ellen Pérez and Astra Sharma took another step forward in the doubles tournament to reach the second semifinal of the Zapopan Open 2021, in which they will measure forces with the defending champions María Sánchez, from the United States and Fanny Stollar , from Hungary.

Final score: Ellen Pérez (AUS) / Astra Sharma (AUS) [3] defeated [WC] Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) / Coco Vandeweghe (USA) by 6-4, 6-4