Sania-McHale cruise to semifinals at Cleveland
Cleveland (US), Aug 27 (Tennis news) India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Christina McHale cruised to the semifinals of Tennis in the Land tournament with a straight set win over Lucie Hradecka and Shuai Zhang here.
Mirza and McHale hardly broke a sweat, beating Czech Republic's Hradecka and her Chinese partner Zhang 6-3 6-3 in one hour one minute in the women's doubles quarterfinals Thursday night.
The Indian-American pair impressed on first serve (78.9%) and converted five out of nine break points to claim a comfortable victory.
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Mirza and McHale will take on Norway's Ulrikke Eikeri and American Catherine Harrison in the semifinals.
They are yet to drop a set in the tournament as they had defeated Georgia's Oksana Kalashnikova and her Romanian partner Andreea Mitu 6-3 6-2 in the opening round.
News source: PTI
Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna crashes out of French Open, India's campaign ends
Paris, Jun 7 India's campaign in the French Open came to an end as Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Franko Skugor lost their men's doubles quarterfinal here on Monday.
The 41-year-old Bopanna and Skugos went down 5-7 3-6 to the Spanish duo of Pablo Andujar and Pedro Martinez in a match that lasted one hour and 17 minutes.
The unseeded Indo-Croat pairing had received a walkover in the pre-quarters on Sunday against Netherlands' Matwe Middelkoop and Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador.
Last week, Divij Sharan and Ankita Raina had lost their opening round matches of men's and women's doubles events respectively In the singles events, Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Guneswaran and Ankita had failed to enter the main draw. New source PTI
Bopanna-Shapovalov go down fighting in Madrid Open quarters
Madrid, May 8 India's Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov of Canada fought hard before losing in three sets to German duo of Alexander Zverev and Tim Puetz in the men's doubles quarterfinals of the Madrid Open here.
Bopanna and Shapovalov went down 6-4 3-6 10-5 against their German opponents to crash out of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament. The Indo-Candian pair hit five aces as against their opponent's three, but they committed more double faults, which hampered their prospects.
Bopanna and Shapovalov had committed five double faults as against two by the German pair.
The Germans were also better on first serve, with a win percentage of 83 as against 79 by their opponents.
Earlier in the tournament, the unseeded pair of Bopanna and Shapovalov had stunned top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in straight sets.
Bopanna and the 22-year-old Canadian have been teaming up regularly on the doubles tour since 2019. News Source : PTI
Bopanna-Shapovalov reach quarterfinals of Madrid Open Masters
Madrid, May 6 India's Rohan Bopanna combined with his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov to stun top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in straight sets and reach the men's doubles quarterfinals of Madrid Open Masters 1000 tournament here.
This was the 41-year-old Bopanna's first win on the ATP tour in 2021.
The Indo-Canadian duo won their round of 16 match 6-3 6-4 on Wednesday.
Bopanna and Shapovalov will take on German duo of Alexander Zverev and Tim Puetz in the quarter-finals.
"A superb victory by #TOPSAthlete tennis player @rohanbopanna and his partner @denis_shapo who beat World #1 men's doubles pair of Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the @MutuaMadridOpen," Sports Authority of India (SAI) tweeted. News Source : PTI