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Indians at US Open: Sania Mirza, Paes reach quarters; Bopanna out

Last updated on: September 02, 2013 14:48 IST

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Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Jie Zheng cruised into the quarter-finals of the women's doubles at Flushing Meadows.

Displaying a new-found confidence, the Hyderabadi and Zheng beat Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke 6-2, 6-3.


Image: Sania Mirza of India serves
Photographs: Jumana El-Heloueh/Reuters

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Last year finalists Leander Paes and Czeck Radek Stepanek also comfortably booked a spot in the quarter-finals with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win over France's Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut.


Image: Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic looks on next to his partner Leander Paes of India
Photographs: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images

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The Indo-French pairing of Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin bowed out of the Open, losing to Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray 4-6, 4-6.


Image: Rohan Bopanna


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