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With a walkover, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna qualify to the Australian Open Mixed Doubles semifinals


At the Australian Open, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna qualified to the mixed doubles semifinals. In their quarterfinal, they received a walkover. The Indian team received a walkover and immediately advanced to the last four despite facing off against the Spanish and Latvian teams of Jelena Ostapenko and David Vega Hernandez. On Court 7, they had earlier upset Ariel Behar and Makato Ninomiya, a Uruguayan and Japanese duo, 6-4, 7-6 (11-9), to go to the round of eight.

Sania had previously declared that this would be her final Grand Slam before the competition began. The talented Indian tennis player will be hoping to advance all the way and win a second Grand Slam trophy after making it to the semifinals.

In the mixed-team tournament, Sania and Bopanna’s Indian team has not yet lost a set.

They are now awaiting the outcome of the matchup between the third-seeded teams of Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski and Taylor Townsend and Jamie Murray in the quarterfinals.

Sania lost in the second round of her women’s doubles match, therefore she was unable to repeat the feat. Eighth-seeded Mirza and her Kazakh partner Anna Danilina fell to Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium and Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine in three sets in a match that lasted little over two hours.

Mirza and Danilina were down a set and down 0-3 in the second, but they rallied back and won three straight games.

Meanwhile, the Indo-Kazakh were unable to maintain their winning momentum in the third set as they were broken three times.

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