Rio Olympics 2016: Sania-Bopanna enter mixed doubles semis

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13, 2016: The Indian star Tennis duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna brings cheer on dismal day by entering in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles event at the ongoing Rio Olympics by defeating Andy Murray and Heather Watson of Britain in straight sets here.

The Indians won their quarter-final match 6-4, 6-4 at the Olympic Tennis Centre here on Friday.

The fourth seeded Indian duo dominated their British opponents with both Sania and Bopanna coming with some fine work at the net and excellent returns of serve.

Sania and Bopanna are expected to face a tough challenge in their next match as they will take on the US team of Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram for a place in the final.

Venus and Rajeev defeated Italians Roberta Vinci and Fabio Fognini 6-3, 7-5 in two hours and 22 minutes.

Wefornews Bureau

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