Paris: Top seeds Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza’s bid to become the first women’s doubles pair to hold all four majors simultaneously since Serena and Venus Williams in 2010, came to an end on Sunday. Hingis and Mirza slumped to a 6-3, 6-2 loss to Czech pair Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the third round.
Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna entered the men’s doubles quarterfinals along with their respective partners after posting contrasting wins.
The sixth seeded Indo-Romanian pair of Bopanna and Florin Mergea defeated Marcus Daniell and Brian Baker 6-2 6-7 (4) 6-1, while 16th seeds Paes and Marcin Matkowski stunned fourth seeded combination of Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray 7-6 (5) 7-6 (4).
Bopanna and Mergea will next face the winners of the match between third seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo and Chris Guccione and Andre Sa while Paes and Matkowski take on the formidable Bryan Brothers — Bob and Mike.