Sania and Dodig beat Paes and Hinges in mixed doubles quarter finals

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India’s tennis star Sania Mirza  and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig entered the mixed doubles semifinals at the Australian Open after posting straight-set  win over defending champions Leander Paes and Martina Hingis, in Melbourne on Thursday January 27, 2016.

Sania and Dodig took exactly one hour and 10 minutes to  get the better of Indo-Swiss pair of Paes and Hingis 7-6(1) 6-3 in the quarterfinal encounter.

The top seeded Indo-Croat pair will next face fifth seeds  Elena Vesnina and Bruno Soares for a spot in the summit clash.

Sania and Dodig got off to a sluggish start but fought  back brilliantly to take the first set in 44 minutes in a one-sided tie-breaker, where the Indo-Croat pair just blew  away their opponents.

The second set turned out to be much easier for Sania and  Dodig as one break of serve was enough for them to walk away  with the set and the match.

Sania is also in contention in the women’s doubles event,  where she reached the final partnering Hingis.

The Indo-Swiss combination will take on Czech seventh  seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in the final to earn their eighth title on the trot.


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