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Wimbledon: Sania-Martina cruise into quarters, Bopanna-Mergea crash out

India’s tennis star Sania Mirza stormed into the women’s doubles quarter-finals of the Wimbledon tennis tournament while Rohan Bopanna was knocked out in the men’s doubles third round.

Wimbledon 2016 Updated: Jul 05, 2016 08:10 IST
Sania Mirza

Martina Hingis of Switzerland, left, and Sania Mirza of India talk between points.(Reuters Photo)

India’s tennis star Sania Mirza stormed into the women’s doubles quarter-finals of the Wimbledon tennis tournament while Rohan Bopanna was knocked out in the men’s doubles third round in London on Monday.

The top seeded Sania and her partner Switzerland’s Martina Hingis outclassed United States’ Christina McHale and Latvian Jelena Ostapenko 6-1, 6-0 in just 46 minutes in the third round played at court 17 to storm into the quarters of the tournament.

While the sixth seeded pair of Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea went down 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-8 to tenth seeded pairing of Finnish Henri Kontinen and his partner Australia’s John Peers in two hour and 55 minutes played at the court 14.

Sania-Martina began the match on an aggressive note by winning 19 out of 28 first serve points and two out of five break points to take the opening set 6-1 at ease in a few minutes time.

Christina-Jelena went through some tough times once again in the second set as top seeded Indo-Swiss pair won 13 out of 16 first serve points and three out of five break points to win the set 6-0 and seal a place in the last four.