Leander Paes, Sania Mirza Reach Mixed Doubles Semifinals At French Open

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Despite having a forgettable French Open in their doubles endeavour, both Leander Paes and Sania Mirza advanced to mixed doubles semifinals at Roland Garros with their respective partners. Eyeing a “Career Slam”, the unseeded duo of Leander Paes and Martina Hingis brushed aside Elena Vesnina and Bruno Soares in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. Where as second seed duo Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig achieved a hard fought victory over seventh seeded Yung-Jan Chan and Max Mirnyi 6-1, 3-6, 10-6.

Leader Paes And Martina Hingis Photo mid-day
Leader Paes And Martina Hingis Photo mid-day

In the semifinals Paes and Hingis will face challenge from sixth seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Andrea Hlavackova. Sania and Dodig will play against third seeded Kristina Mladenovic and Pierre-Hugues Herbert. If both Paes and Sania manage to win their semifinal matches, they will face off against each other in the final. Paes has 9 grand slam mixed doubles titles in his career and Sania has won 3 mixed doubles slams.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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