2012 Kia Motors Doubles Draw
The 2012 Kia Motors Doubles Draw has been released, and the field boasts the defending Wimbledon and French Open champions as well as half of the reigning Australian Open champions.
The top seeds are defending champions Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik, who won Wimbledon in 2011. The pair will open their title defence against Liga Dekmeijere of Latvia and Megan Moulton-Levy of the US.
Second seeds are Elena Vesnina of Russian with India's Sania Mirza, who had a great 2011 including a runner up finish at the French Open. They lost that final to our third seeds, the Czech duo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka. The reigning French Open doubles team face off in their first match against the Swedish team of Sofia Arvidsson and Johanna Larsson.
Italian Flavia Pennetta, the #4 singles seed who won the Australian Open doubles title in 2011 with partner Gisela Dulko, is playing with #5 singles seed Julia Goerges of Germany and they will face Kiwi Emily Fanning and Russian Regina Kulikova in their first match.
Kiwi Marina Erakovic is playing with Canada's Rebecca Marino, and they open against Mirza and Vesnina.