French Open: Mirza-Dodig, Paes-Hingis mixed doubles final on track
The second-seeded Indo-Croat pair overcame a mid-match lapse to beat the seventh-seeded Yung-Jan Chan and Max Mirnyi 6-1, 3-6, 10-6 in the quarterfinals.tennis Updated: Jun 02, 2016 20:33 IST
The chances of Sania Mirza and Leander Paes squaring off against each other for the French Open mixed doubles title increased as Sania and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig overcame a mid-match lapse to make the mixed doubles semi-finals of the French Open on Thursday.
The second-seeded Indo-Croat pair overcame a mid-match lapse to beat the seventh-seeded Yung-Jan Chan and Max Mirnyi 6-1, 3-6, 10-6 in the quarterfinals.
Sania last won a mixed doubles Grand Slam trophy at the 2014 US Open with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares.
They next face third seeds and local favourites Kristina Mladenovic and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who got the better of American eighth seeds Bob Bryan and Coco Vandeweghe 2-6, 6-2, 13-11 in their quarterfinal encounter.
In the top half of the draw, Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis won their quarterfinal against fifth seeds Elena Vesnina and Soares, beating them 6-4, 6-3.
Paes and Hingis, winners of Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open in 2015, next face sixth seeds Andrea Hlavackova from Czech Republic and Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
Thus one more win each for both the Indians will ensure that they will play each other in the final.
First Published: Jun 02, 2016 18:23 IST