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Paes-Black fight through to last eight

Leander Paes and Cara Black advanced to the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event after a hard-fought victory in super tie-breaker over Su-Wei Hsieh and Bruno Soares.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Paris |
June 1, 2010 11:36:48 pm

Leander Paes and Cara Black advanced to the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event after a hard-fought victory in super tie-breaker over Su-Wei Hsieh and Bruno Soares on Monday.

The second seeded Indo-Zimbabwe pair beat the unseeded Chinese Taipei-Brazilian duo of Hsieh and Soares 7-5 2-6 1-0 (10/8) in a second round match which lasted 111 minutes spread over two days. Rain delay and bad light had forced the match to stop last night after Paes and Black were leading 7-5 0-2.

In the quarterfinals,Paes and Black will take on Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan and Julian Knowle of Austria.

Partnering Lucas Dlouhy of Czech Republic,Paes,the lone Indian remaining in the fray,has also reached the quarterfinals in men’s doubles.

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