Casey and Ash through to US Open semis

Australian Grand Slam hopefuls Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty are through to the semifinals of the US Open women’s doubles in New York.

Dellacqua and Barty powered past Russian second seed Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-2 6-3 on Wednesday to move into the last four.

The Aussie double act are looking to go one better than losing finals showings at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Dellacqua and Barty are yet to drop a set at Flushing Meadows this year, having also beaten No.9 seeds Liezel Huber and Nuria Llagostera-Vives in the third round.

They will next take on 10th seeds Sania Mirza and Zheng Jie; the Indian-Chinese pairing overcame Wimbledon champions Su-Wei Hsieh and peng Shuai in straight sets in the quarterfinals.

The Aussie duo are currently sixth in the points race to the WTA season-ending championships in Istanbul, and with their US Open run, will likely vault higher to be in a position to claim a prized top-four position.

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