Olympic tennis: Paes-Saina in quarters, to face Azarenka-Mirnyi (Lead)August 3rd, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Putting aside their off-the-court differences, India’s Leander Paes and Sania Mirza played an excellent game to book a quarterfinal berth in the Olympics tennis mixed doubles event, beating the Serbian pair of Nenad Zimonjic and Anna Ivanovic here Thursday at Wimbledon.
Cheered on by a sizeable Indian crowd, Paes and Sania won 6-2, 6-4 in a match that lasted 64 minutes.
Paes and Sania next face top seeds Belarusian pair of Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi, who won 6-2, 6-2 against the German duo Angelique Kerber and Philipp Petzschner.
Paes and Sania took a 2-1 lead in the first set before the Serbians clawed back to level at 2-2. The Indians, however, were unstoppable and won four games on the trot.
In the second set, the Serbians were playing a catch-up job with the Indians. Paes and Saina led 3-1 before going on to wrap up the match at 6-4.
- Wimbledon: Paes-Vesnina win, walkover for Bopanna-Zheng - Jul 05, 2012
- Olympic tennis: Paes-Saina crash out of mixed doubles (Lead) - Aug 05, 2012
- Olympic tennis: Paes-Sania crash out of mixed doubles (Second Lead) - Aug 05, 2012
- Olympic tennis: Tricky draw for Paes-Sania - Aug 01, 2012
- Good day for Indians in Australian Open - Jan 20, 2012
- Paes-Stepanek beat Marrero-Verdasco, meet Bryan brothers in semis - Mar 29, 2012
- Olympic tennis: Azarenka reaches semifinals - Aug 02, 2012
- Olympics: Saina first Indian shuttler in semis, Paes-Sania advance (India Intro Roundup) - Aug 03, 2012
- US Open: Paes-Stepanek win, Bhupathi-Bopanna knocked out - Aug 30, 2012
- Olympic tennis: Paes-Vardhan go out with heads held high (Lead) - Aug 02, 2012
- Olympics: Bhupathi-Bopanna seeded seventh, Federer top seed - Jul 26, 2012
- Olympics: Saina, Vijender within sniffing distance of a medal (Overall Roundup) - Aug 03, 2012
- Wimbledon: Bopanna-Zheng out of mixed doubles - Jul 06, 2012
- Bhupathi-Bopanna crash out of Aegon Championships - Jun 16, 2012
- Paes-Bhupathi out of Shanghai Masters - Oct 15, 2011
Tags: anna ivanovic, aug 2, berth, four games, german duo, indians, kerber, leander paes, max mirnyi, nenad zimonjic, olympic tennis, olympics, philipp petzschner, saina, sania mirza, seeds, serbians, tennis mixed doubles, victoria azarenka, wimbledon