China Open tennis: Sania Mirza, enter quarters; Rohan Bopanna moves up too
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna have won their respective doubles matches in the China Open tennis tournament in Beijingtennis Updated: Oct 04, 2017 10:51 IST
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna progressed into the quarterfinal stages of the women’s and men’s doubles events in the ongoing China Open in Beijing.
In a women’s doubles second round clash, Sania Mirza and her partner Peng Shuai defeated the Belgian-Dutch pair of Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs.
The third-seeded pair of Sania Mirza-Peng Shuai clinched the game 7-5, 6-2 against their unseeded opponents but not before surviving some tough moments. Sania and Peng Shuai had received a bye in their first round.
On the other hand, Rohan Bopanna and his partner from Uruguay, Pablo Cuevas, registered a victory over the Chinese pair of Mao-Xin Gong and Ze Zhang by 6-0, 6-4.
China Open ($7,027,063), WTA, pre-quarterfinals doubles: Sania Mirza (Ind) & Peng Shuai (Chn) bt Elise Mertens (Bel) & Demi Schuups (Ned) 7-5, 6-2.
China Open ($4,089,265), men’s pre-quarterfinals doubles: Rohan Bopanna (Ind) & Pablo Cuevas (Uru) bt Mao-Xin Gong (Chn) & Ze Zhang (Chn) 6-0, 6-4.