All of the seeded teams won their matches at the U.S. Open today, but there's also an unseeded team worth mentioning. 17-year-old Jessica Pegula and 15-year-old Taylor Townsend, both from the USA, defeated Jelena Jankovic and Liga Dekmeijere 6-3, 6-3 today in the second round. Pegula and Townsend hardly know each other, and were not scheduled to play together. But when Krista Hardebeck left New York after failing to qualify for the singles draw, Pegula was left without a partner; Townsend then stepped in.
The team's first round victory was perhaps even more impressive: On Wednesday, Pegula and Townsend defeated Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Alicja Rosolska. In the third round, they will play 3rd seeds Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova. King and Shvedova won the U.S. Open in 2010.