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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 Beijing

tennis Updated: Oct 04, 2017 10:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Sania Mirza (L) and her doubles partner Peng Shuai have entered the quarterfinals of the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing. (AFP)

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.

RESULTS

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.

First Published: Oct 04, 2017 10:48 IST