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Sania-Elena in Wimbledon semis

June 29, 2011 20:36 IST

Sania Mirza entered the Wimbledon doubles semi-finals for the first time in her career after she and Elena Vesnina rallied from a set down to beat the unseeded pair of Nuria Llagostera Vives and Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

The fourth seed Indo-Russian pair won 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Sania's best showing at the All-England Club was a quarter-finals appearance with Bathanie Mattek in 2008.

Sania and Elena, losing finalists at the French Open, meet the winner of the other quarter-final between the Chinese pair of Shuai Peng-Jie Zheng and the Czech Republic's Kveta Peschke-Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia.

Sania made an early exit from the singles, losing 6-7(4-7), 6-2, 3-6 to Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano in the first round.