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Sitak joins Venus in Doubles Quarter

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Tennis Auckland Player of the Year Artem Sitak is through to the quarter-finals of the doubles at Wimbledon.  Sitak and his partner Divij Sharan recovered from two sets down to win in five sets against Jonathan Erlich and Marcin Matkowski 1-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.  This is the second match in a row the pair have come back from a two set deficit.  It is the first time in Sitak’s career that he has advanced to the last eight stage of a Grand Slam event.

Not to be outdone, Mike Venus and his partner Raven Klaasen beat Sousa and Mayer in a tough five setter to earn a quarter-final spot against Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares.  Sitak and his partner face Mike Bryan and Jack Sock in the next round.