Belarusian Arina Sabalenka and Belgian Elise Mertens got into Australian Open tennis doubles semifinal. In the quarterfinal, the Belarus-Belgium duet defeated the Japanese Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara 6:2, 6:0 in just 52 minutes. In the quaterfinal, Sabalenka and Mertens will play against USA-Netherlands pair Nickole Melichar and Demi Schuurs. As of now, Sabalenka and Mertens are the main favorites in the doubles competition.