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Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna enter US Open quarterfinals

While Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won their respective matches at the US Open on Sunday, Leander Paes and Purav Raja lost their men’s doubles second round.

tennis Updated: Sep 04, 2017 09:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Indian tennis player Sania Mirza has progressed to the women’s doubles quarterfinals at the US Open.(AP)

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won their respective matches at the US Open on Sunday to enter the quarterfinals in New York.

Indo-Chinese fourth seeds Sania and Shuai Peng defeated Romanian-Spanish pairing of Sorana Cirstea and Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(2) at the Grand Stand in two hours and 15 minutes to proceed to the women’s doubles quarterfinals.

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Bopanna too had a successful outing as he and Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski beat Spanish-American pairing of María José Martínez Sánchez and Nicholas Monroe 6-3, 6-4 in 53 minutes on Court 11.

The mixed doubles seventh seeds will next face New Zealand-Chinese Taipei third seeds Michael Venus and Hao-Ching Chan for a place in the semi-finals.

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However, it was the end of the road for Indian pair Leander Paes and Purav Raja. The duo lost to Russian combine of Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev in the second round of men’s doubles.

Paes and Raja went down 4-6, 6-7(7) on Court 10 of Flushing Meadows in an hour and 27 minutes.

First Published: Sep 04, 2017 09:21 IST