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Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna make it to the super-16 of US Open

  • Sania Mirza, along with her partner China’s Shuai Peng, won the women’s doubles match in the US Open against the Slovakian pairing of Jana Cepelova and Magdalena Rybarikova
  • French Open champions Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski beat British-Finnish pairing of Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen
  • Both have now entered the quarter finals of their respective categories
Sania Mirza Rohan Bopanna make it to the Super16 of US Open
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Indian players are slowing inching towards the top in the US Open with both Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna making it to the Super-16.

Sania, along with her partner China’s Shuai Peng, won the women’s doubles match while Bopanna won the mixed doubles match with his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski on Saturday, September 2, in New York.

Fourth seeds Sania and her Chinese partner Shuai Peng took two hours and 13 minutes to defeat unseeded Slovakian pairing of Jana Cepelova and Magdalena Rybarikova 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-3 on Court 7 to enter the third round of women's doubles. The Indo-China pair will next meet the Romanian-Spanish pair of Sorana Cirstea and Sara Sorribes Tormo on Sunday for a place in the quarter-finals.

French Open champions Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski beat British-Finnish pairing of Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen 6-4, 4-6, 13-11 in their opener in an hour and 17 minutes on Court 11 of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. They have now entered the pre-quarter-finals in the mixed doubles category and will face the American-Spanish duo of Nicholas Monroe and María José Martínez Sánchez.

 

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