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Sania, Paes move into mixed doubles quarter finals at Olympics

first_imgIndia’s mixed doubles duo of Sania Mirza and Leander Paes defeated Nenad Zimonjic and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia to advance into the quarter-finals of the tennis event at the London Olympics on Thursday. Mirza and Paes defeated the Serbians 6-2, 6-4 in straight sets in a match that lasted 64 minutes. The duo will face off against Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi of Belarus in quarters.The win comes as a huge relief for India after Paes who was paired with young Vishnu Vardhan in the men’s doubles crashed out after they went down fighting against Frenchmen Michael Llodra and Jo Wilfried Tsonga in the second round.Sania, who has been more prolific with Mahesh Bhupathi winning the 2009 Australian and 2012 French Open titles, was paired with Paes after much controversy in the Indian tennis circuit.Sania and her partner Rushmi Chakravarthi have been knocked of the women’s doubles in the first round.- With IANS inputslast_img

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