India's Leander Paes and Switzerland's Martina Hingis beat Marcin Matkowski of Poland and Elena Vesnina of Russia in the mixed doubles quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Thursday, while the Indo-Brazilian pair of Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares lost to Alexander Peya of Austria and Timea Babos of Hungary to mark a day of mixed fortunes for Indian players at The Championships.
Paes and Hingis completely thrashed their opponents to enter the semi-finals. It was a thorough performance from the seventh seeds, who needed just 44 minutes to drub third seeds Matkowski and Vesnina 6-2, 6-1 on Court 1.
Paes and Hingis won all four break point opportunities that they had and also clinched 49 of the 76 points played in the match, showing the one-sidedness of the quarter-final contest.
Next up, they will take on formidable American top seeds Mike Bryan and Bethanie Mattek-Sands for a place in the final.
Fifth seeds Peya and Babos defeated second seeds Mirza and Soares 3-6, 7-6(6), 9-7 in two hours and 21 minutes. Mirza and Soares lost the match despite having two match points at one stage.
In other results, Indian-Vietnamese eighth seeds Sumit Nagal and Nam Hoang Ly defeated local pair Jonathan Gray and Ewan Moore 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 37 minutes to progress to the boys' doubles quarterfinals. They will next take on the Japanese duo of of Jumpei Yamasaki and Yusuke Takahashi.
In the first round of girls' doubles, Colombian-Indonesian pair of Maria Fernanda Herazo Gonzalez and Deria Nur Haliza defeated the Indo-Japanese team of Pranjala Yadlapalli and Chihiro Muramatsu 6-3, 6-2 in just over an hour on Court 14.