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Bhupathi-Vesnina in mixed doubles quarter-finals

June 30, 2011 00:05 IST

Mahesh Bhupathi and Elena Vesnina advanced to mixed doubles quarter-finals of the Wimbledon championships after quelling a late challenge from Eric Butorac and Olga Govortsova in London on Wednesday.     

The fourth-seed Indo-Russian combination dismissed the challenge of American-Belarusian pair 6-2, 7-6 (7) in the third round contest. 

It was a good day for Vesnina as she earlier partnering India's Sania Mirza reached the women's doubles semifinals. 

Bhupathi-Vesnina may run into the Sania-Rohan Bopanna Indian pair in the mixed doubles semifinals if both the pairs win their respective quarter-finals. 

Bopanna and Sania are one step away from making the quarter-finals as they face Czech team of Martin Damm and Renata Voracova in the third round. 

Earlier on Wednesday, they scored a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Jamie Murray of Great Britain and Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia in the second round.

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