Paes-Vesnina in mixed doubles semi-finals

Jul 07, 2012, 08:36 IST | IANS

India's Leander Paes and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina beat unseeded Paul Hanley and Alla Kudryavtseva to stroll into the mixed doubles semi-finals of the Wimbledon here yesterday.

The fourth seeds got the better of the Australian-Russian pairing 6-2, 6-2 in the quarters. They next meet winners of the match between top seeds Bob Bryan-Liezel Huber of America and eighth seeds Daniel Nestor of Canada and Julia Goerges of Germany.

Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina after their quarter-final win yesterday. Pic/AFP

Paes-Vesnina reaped the benefit of not making any unforced errors in a match lasting just 57 minutes. The India-Russian combine converted four of the five breakpoints while their opponents failed to convert even one in two attempts.

Earlier, Paes and Vesnina beat Belarusian combine of Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka in straight sets 7-6(3), 6-3 in quarter-finals late on Thursday night.

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