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US Open 2015: Mirza-Hingis storm into women's doubles final; Paes prevails over Bopanna

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 4:22 IST

It was a good day at Flushing Meadows for Indians Sania Mirza and Leander Paes on Wednesday, 9 September, as the duo moved into the finals of their respective categories after comfortable wins in the semis.

Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis eased past the Italian duo of Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta in the 77-minute long semi-final in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1, to stay on course for a second consecutive Grand Slam title.

The Indo-Swiss duo, who had lifted the women's doubles title at Wimbledon in July, will next face the winner of the semi-final clash between the fourth seeded pair of Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova and German-American pair of Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Coco Vandeweghe.

In the mixed doubles category, Indian tennis ace Leander Paes recorded a win over compatriot Rohan Bopanna, when he and his partner Swiss partner Martina Hingis defeated the Indo-Taiwanese duo of Bopanna and Yung-Jan Chan 6-2, 7-5 to move into the final.

Paes and Martina, who had lifted Australian Open and Wimbledon titles earlier this year, will next face unseeded Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sam Querrey in the summit clash.

In the men's doubles category, meanwhile, Bopanna and Romania partner Florin Mergea crashed out after a 6-7 (2), 3-6 defeat to the unseeded pair of Dominic Inglot and Robert Lindstedt in the quarters.

(With inputs from ANI)

First published: 10 September 2015, 11:59 IST
 
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