Sania enters quarters; Bops exits

Sania Mirza proceeded to the women’s doubles quarterfinals along with Zimbabwean partner Cara Black at the French Open here on Sunday.

However, it was disappointment for Rohan Bopanna, who along with Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik, were upset by German-Serbian Julia Goerges and Nenad Zimonjic in the mixed doubles quarterfinals. The eighth seeds won 2-6, 6-4, 10-5 in an hour and six minutes.

Sania and Cara took only an hour and 18 minutes to defeat the Serb-Russian pairing of Jelena Jankovic and Alisa Kleybanova 6-3, 6-3 in a third round on Court No. 2.

In the first set, the fifth seeds got one more break of serve to that of Jelena and Alisa which proved crucial to clinch the first set.

The Indo-Zimbabwean combine got the crucial break in the third game of the second set after before consolidating the break for a 3-1 lead.

Serving to save the match at 3-5, the fifth seeds proved too strong for the unseeded Jelena and Alisa and the set got over in 34 minutes.

Bops-Katarina out

Later on the same court, second seeds Bopanna and Katarina got off to a fantastic start when they demolished their eighth seeded opponents in only 23 minutes in the first set.
However, Goerges and Zimonjic came back strongly to take the second set in 32 minutes and level the match.

And when it mattered most, the eighth seeds took the match to advance into the next round.

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