Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza, paring with Brazilian Bruno Soares, bowed out of the mixed doubles at the Australian Open after being beaten in the semi-finals on Friday.
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The third seed pair of Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor prevented a summit clash featuring two Indians when they knocked out the top seeded pair of Sania-Soares 3-6, 6-2, 10-8 in the second semi-final.
Earlier, Leander Paes kept himself in line for his 15th Grand Slam title by making it to the final.
He and Martina Hingis, seeded seventh, scored a comfortable 7-5, 6-4 victory over the unseeded Taipei-Uruguay combine of Su-Wei Hsieh and Pablo Cuevas in the first semi-final which lasted an hour and 14 minutes.