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Bopanna-Mergea, Sania-Hingis scrape through in Cincinnati

August 21, 2015 15:34 IST

Martina Hingis, left, and Sania Mirza were taken the distance by Germany's Julia Goerges and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik from Poland

IMAGE: Martina Hingis, left, and Sania Mirza were give a scare by Germany's Julia Goerges and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik of Poland. Photograph: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea saved a match-point before emerging winners, while Sania Mirza and Martin Hingis were also tested en route to the quarter-finals of the ATP/WTA Western and Southern Open, in Cincinnati, on Thursday.

Fifth seeds Bopanna-Mergea rallied to a 1-6, 7-6(5), 13-11 victory over the French pair of Pierre-Hugues-Herbert Nicolas Mahut to reach the last-eight stage of the US $4,457,065 ATP Masters event.

They next face Ivan Dodig-Marcelo Melo, who prevailed over Steve Johnson-Sam Querrey 7-6(4), 7-6(4).

In the women's event, running simultaneously, top seeds Sania-Hingis scored a 7-6(4), 6-4 victory over Germany's Julia Goerges and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik from Poland.

They are now up against the American wild card pair of Christina Mchale- CoCo Vandeweghe.

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