Romanian tennis pair Irina Begu/Mihaela Buzărnescu, 15th seeded, were defeated on Wednesday in the doubles quarter-finals at Wimbledon by the 12th seeded pair Nicole Melichar (US)/Kveta Peschke (Czech Republic) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
The match lasted two hours and two minutes.
Begu and Buzarnescu will be awarded a cheque of GBP 56,000 and 430 WTA points in the doubles.
On Monday they qualified to the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles at Wimbledon, after defeating Andreja Klepac (Slovenia) / Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (Spain) 7-6 (5), 6- 4.
In another match on Monday, counting for the last sixteen round, Monica Niculescu and Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, 13th seeded, were defeated by main favourites Timea Babos (Hungary) / Kristina Mladenovic (France), 6-3, 6-4 in 61 minutes