Rogers Cup: Paes-Melzer in semis, Sania-Bethanie exit

August 12th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Montreal/Toronto, Aug 12 (IANS) India’s Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer moved into the semi-finals of the men’s doubles Rogers Cup while Sania Mirza and her American partner lost in the the quarter-finals of women’s doubles here.

Paes and Melzer won a tough match against Polish duo Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 7-6 (5), 4-6, 10-6 in Toronto Saturday.

The fifth seeds will next take on Olympic champions Mike and Bob Bryan of the US, who sealed their spot with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Australia’s Paul Hanley and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic.

Meanwhile in Montreal, Sania and Bethanie Mattek-Sands lost to third seeded Russian-Slovak pair Nadezda Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik 6-1, 5-7, 5-10.

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