India's Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi marched on to the semi-finals of the mixed doubles at the Australian Open here yesterday.
Indian mixed doubles pair Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi in action during yesterday's quarter-final. Pic/AFP
The Indian pair beat American-British duo of Liezel Huber and Colin Fleming 7-6(7-5), 6-2 in the quarter-finals. Sania-Elena exit
Sania, however, had a mixed day. She and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina lost the women's doubles semi-finals they should have won with comfort.
Sania and Vesnina lost both the first and third sets after being in a commanding position against Russia's Vera Zvonareva and Svetlana Kuznetsova � though they won the second easily. However, 51 unforced errors proved their undoing as they went down 6-7(4-7), 6-2, 4-6.
In the girls doubles, India's Rituja Bhosale with Indonesian partner Aldila Sutjiadi came back from a set down to enter the semi-finals with a super tie-break victory. They beat Irina Maria Bara of Romania and Latvian Jelena Ostapenko 5-7, 6-1, (10-7).