Paes-Vesnina in Wimbledon mixed doubles semis (Lead)

July 6th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Rohan Bopanna London, July 6 (IANS) India’s Leander Paes and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina beat unseeded Paul Hanley and Alla Kudryavtseva to stroll into the mixed doubles semifinals of the Wimbledon tennis championships here Friday.

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.

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.

India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Chinese partner Jie Zheng lost their quarter-final match Thursday.

Bopanna and Jie, who were seeded 10th, went down 2-6, 5-7 to the second seeded American pair of Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond.

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