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Sania, Paes in French Open mixed doubles semis

Last updated on: June 02, 2016 20:13 IST
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India's Sania Mirza and Leander Paes entered the mixed doubles semi-finals at the French Open in contrasting fashion on Thursday.

Second seeds Sania and Croatia's Ivan Dodig were stretched by seventh seeds Yung-Jan Chan/Max Mirnyi before prevailing 6-1, 3-6, 10-6 on Thursday.

Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig

Later in the day, Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis had things their way in their quarter-final while trouncing fifth seeds Elena Vesnina of Russia and Brazil's Bruno Soares 6-4, 6-3.

Paes-Hingis, who won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2015,  will meet sixth seeds Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic and Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin who beat top seeds Taipei’s Chan Hao-Ching and Great Britain’s Jamie Murray 6-4, 6-4 in another quarter-final on Wednesday.

Should Paes-Hingis, who are in the bottom half of the draw, and Sania-Dodig win their semi-final matches they will meet in the final.

Paes has won nine mixed doubles title while Sania three.

Image: Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig

Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

 

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