25th August, Las Vegas: Colombia's Rocio Restrepo and Maria Rodriguez became the only pair from the second squad to make the semi-finals after topping the Doubles preliminaries at the 2019 World Bowling Women's Championships.
Russia's third pair of Maria Koshel and Maria Bulanova surprised a strong field by taking the lead at the start of the second squad with 472. Malaysia's second pair of Sin Li Jane and Siti Safiyah Amirah also had a superb start with 471 to trail the Russians by one pin.
Kong Min and Wang Xinlin of China's third pair and Missy Parkin and Singles semi-finalists, Danielle McEwan of USA's second pair, did well to take up third and fourth with 462 and 459 respectively. Malaysia immediately took over the running after adding 486 in the second game.
Russia stumbled to a lowly 377 to slip away while China kept pace with 481 to stay close to the Malaysians in second. The third American pair of Stefanie Johnson and Singles semi-finalist, Shannon O'Keefe moved into third, just 18 pins away from China.