“I feel like we are a really good team and the communication is also very good,” Swiatek said. “Sometimes it's pretty hard to connect when you are playing for the first time together, but it's pretty nice and she's a great player and great girl, so I'm really happy."
Melichar says it’s nice to play alongside a young player that has hunger to win. It also doesn’t hurt, she says, that Swiatek has a good heart.
“She's playing motivated, she's playing amazing,” Melichar said. “I hope she keeps her [singles] matches nice and short, so she's not fatigued, but yeah we have great chemistry, she's super nice and she seems like a very good-hearted person, so I like having that next to me."
Pavic and Soares roll into semis
In a battle between this year’s men’s doubles Grand champions, Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares took a tight three-set victory to reach the semi-finals.
Pavic and Soares, the reigning US Open champions, toppled Australian Open winners and No.3 seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 on Court 14 just before the rain came and suspended play on all courts.
The No.7 seeds broke Salisbury’s serve in the final game to claim their hard-earned victory in two hours and 13 minutes.
Soares had his serve broken in the third game of the match, but the Brazilian-Croatian duo held serve the rest of the way, saving the two break points they faced in the middle set and all four break points they faced at 3-3 in the decider.
Pavic and Soares await the winners of the clash between top-seeded Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah and Danish-German duo Frederik Nielsen and Tim Puetz.