Sania Mirza enters French Open mixed doubles quarters, Rohan Bopanna out of doubles

Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig reached the mixed doubles quarterfinals while Rohan Bopanna and partner Pablo Cuevas, and Purav Raja and Divij Sharan crashed out of the men’s doubles event.

tennis Updated: Jun 05, 2017 01:50 IST
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Sania Mirza (R) and Croatia's Ivan Dodig in action during their French Open mixed doubles match at Roland Garros on Sunday.(Getty Images)

Sania Mirza stormed into the quarterfinals of mixed doubles event as she and her partner Ivan Dodig of Croatia notched up a commanding win over their opponents at the French Open on Sunday.

The Sania-Dodig pair beat the duo of Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) and Artem Sitak (New Zealand) 6-2 6-4 in a second round match to book a last-eight spot.

However, Rohan Bopanna, partnering with Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, crashed out of the men’s doubles event after losing to Jamie Murray (Great Britain) and Bruno Soares (Brazil) 6-7 2-6 in a third round match.

The Indian men’s doubles duo of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan also lost their third round match to the pair of Ryan Harrison (USA) and Michael Venus (New Zealand) 6-4 6-7 2-6.

Meanwhile, Zeel Desai lost her girls’ singles opening round match to Daniela Vismane of Latvia 0-6 2-6.

In boys’ singles also, Abhimanyu Vannemreddy lost his opening round match against Clement Tabur of France 0-6 1-6.

First Published: Jun 05, 2017 01:02 IST