Dutch pair go out

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The unseeded Americans, Rick Leach and Scott Melville, who beat the top seeds from the Netherlands, Jacco Eltingh and Paul Haarhuis, in the quarter-finals, continued their giant-killing act yesterday when they eliminated the 14th seeds, Marc Goellner of Germany and Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia.

Leach and Melville prevailed, 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, and now face the Australian second seeds, Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge, for the title.

In the women's doubles semi-finals, the top seeds both scored three-set victories to reach their expected confrontation in the final.

The holders, Gigi Fernandez of the United States and Natasha Zvereva of Belarus, beat another American, Meredith McGrath, and Latvia's Larisa Neiland, 7-6, 6-7, 6-2.

In the other semi-final, the second seeds, Spain's Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario and Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic, defeated Argentina's Gabriela Sabatini and Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, of the Netherlands, 7-6, 6-7, 6- 4.

Martina Navratilova, the nine times Wimbledon singles champion, reached the mixed doubles final alongside Jonathan Stark of the United States when they upset the top seeds, Mark Woodforde and Larisa Neiland, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. They now meet Cyril Suk, of the Czech Republic, and Gigi Fernandez, who beat the Canadian Grant Connell, and the American Lindsay Davenport, 7-6, 6-2.