Paes-Vesnina beat top seeds to enter Wimbledon finalJuly 8th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina upstaged top seeds Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber to enter the mixed doubles final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships here Saturday.
The Indo-Russian pair beat the Americans 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in a hard-fought semi-final. The fourth seeds meet another American combine of Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond in the final Sunday.
Bryan-Raymond, seeded second, defeated Serbia Nenad Zimonjic and Slovak Katarina Srebotnik 6-3, 6-4 in the other last fourclash.
Paes-Vesnina served better than their opponents and converted half of their six break points, making the difference in a match lasting close to two hours.
Paes will be aiming for his fourth mixed doubles title at the All England Club Sunday after victories in 1999, 2003 and 2010.
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- Paes-Vesnina in Wimbledon mixed doubles semis (Lead) - Jul 06, 2012
- Paes-Vesnina in Wimbledon mixed doubles quarters - Jul 06, 2012
- Wimbledon: Bopanna-Zheng out of mixed doubles - Jul 06, 2012
- Rogers Cup: Paes-Melzer in semis, Sania-Bethanie exit - Aug 12, 2012
- US Open: Paes-Stepanek face Bryan brothers in final - Sep 07, 2012
- Sania-Bopanna in Wimbledon quarters - Jun 30, 2011
- French Open: Paes-Vesnina beat top seeds to enter semis - Jun 06, 2012
- Australian Open: Paes-Bhupathi in men's doubles semis (Lead) - Jan 26, 2011
- Australian Open: Sania-Vesnina surprise Raymond-Huber to enter semis - Jan 24, 2012
- Paes in mixed quarters, beaten in men's doubles (Roundup) - Jun 03, 2012
- Sweet victory: Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi clinch Cincinnati title (Lead) - Aug 22, 2011
- US Open: Paes-Stepanek win, Bhupathi-Bopanna knocked out - Aug 30, 2012
- Australian Open: Sania in quarters of doubles and mixed event - Jan 23, 2012
- Sania-Vesnina advance to finals in Dubai - Feb 25, 2012
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