It’s finals day at the 2015 J.P Morgan & Trunk Club World Doubles Championships hosted by the Onwentsia Club in Chicago, Illinois.
Team England is guaranteed at least one gold medal Sunday with both English top seeds advancing to the women’s final at the expense of American defending champions Amanda Sobhy & Natalie Grainger.
Sobhy & Grainger fell against second-seeded Georgina Stoker & Victoria Simmonds 15-9, 15-10, 15-12. Top seeds Suzie Pierrepont & Carrie Hastings endured a five-game semifinal against Canadian four seeds Seanna Keating & Stephanie Hewitt, recovering from 2-1 down in games to claim the match 10-15, 15-11, 13-15, 15-12, 15-12.
Sobhy and Team USA still have hope for a gold medal in the mixed final, however, which will be the first of the three professional finals to be contested at 12pm noon, local time. Sobhy & Chris Callis pulled off a semifinal upset over England’s top seeds John Russell & Suzie Pierrepont 14-15, 15-12, 11-15, 15-14, 15-11 to reach the final.
Canada’s Viktor Berg & Stephanie Hewitt ensured an all-North American mixed final, defeating Team USA’s 2013 mixed finalists Grainger & Preston Quick in four games.
Australian favorites Damien Mudge & Ben Gould are on track to win their third consecutive world title in the last final Sunday afternoon at 5pm local time. The SDA world No. 1’s held off Canada’s Freddie Reid & Berg in four games to set up a final against England’s two seeds, Russell & Clive Leach.
Russell & Leach were one of just two teams to have defeated the Australians during the 2014-2015 SDA season, and will aim for another upset on the world stage.
All finals will be streaming live on www.worlddoubles.com.
Final Schedule (local time):