Australia’s women’s doubles pairing of Donna Urquhart and Rachael Grinham rallied under the urgings of a vocal home crowd to score a comeback win over Welsh duo Tesni Evans and Deon Saffrey in a 48-minute thriller at Oxenford Studios.
The Aussies were down a game and nine points in the second game, before winning 10 consecutive points and another game to win the match.
"I definitely don't think we would have been able to do it without the crowd here today. We literally came back from the dead. We'll always remember that one," Grinham said.
There was an upset in the mixed double semifinals with number one seeds, New Zealand’s Joelle King and Paul Coll, defeated by number five seeds, India’s Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal.
photos Janos Schmidt