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It’s a Sania Mirza vs Leander Paes mixed doubles final in French Open

tennis Updated: Jun 03, 2016 08:24 IST
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Sania Mirza (left) and Croatia's Ivan Dodig walk on court during their mixed doubles match in the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.(AFP File Photo)

Leander Paes and Martina Hingis reached the final of the French Open mixed doubles with a 6-3 3-6 10-7 win over sixth seeds Andrea Hlavackova from Czech Republic and Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Thursday.

Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig, the second-seeded Indo-Croatian duo, joined them in the summit clash with a 4-6 6-3 12-10 victory over local favourites Kristina Mladenovic and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, the third seeds.

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Earlier in the day, both the pairs had to play their quarterfinal matches. While the unseeded Indo-Swiss duo had beaten fifth seeds Elena Vesnina and Bruno Soares 6-4 6-3; Sania and Dodig had gotten the better off Yung-Jan Chan and Max Mirnyi 6-1 3-6 10-6.

Martina Hingis (left) and Leander Paes during the mixed doubles final of the 2015 US Open. (AP Photo)

Paes and Hingis have won three Grand Slams together — the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2015, their first year of partnership.

If Paes wins the title at Roland Garros, he will complete a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles, something he’s already achieved in men’s doubles. He had once reached the final here in 2005.

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