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China Open: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna enter quarterfinals

Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza progressed into the quarterfinals of the ongoing China Open in Beijing on Wednesday in men's and women's doubles category.

By: Express Web Desk |
October 4, 2017 6:32:34 pm
sania mirza, sania, sania mirza french open, french open 2017, french open, tennis news, tennis, indian express Sania Mirza progressed into the quarterfinals of China Open in the women’s doubles category.

Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza progressed into the quarterfinals of the ongoing China Open in Beijing on Wednesday in men’s and women’s doubles category.

The third-seeded pair of Mirza and her partner Peng Shuai, who had got a bye in the first round, got the better of Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs, beating the Belgian-Dutch pair 7-5, 6-2 to enter quarterfinals. Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas defeated the Chinese pair of Mao-Xin Gong and Ze Zhang by 6-0, 6-4.

Next up for Mirza-Shuai is the winner of the second-round contest between the fifth seeds Katerina Siniakova-Barbora Strycova. The Indo-Chinese pair had reached the Wuhan Open semifinal last week, only to go down against top seeds and eventual champions Martina Hingis and Yung-Jan Chan.

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China Open ($7,027,063), WTA, pre-quarterfinals doubles: Sania Mirza (Ind) & Peng Shuai (Chn) bt Elise Mertens (Bel) & Demi Schuups (Ned) 7-5, 6-2.

China Open ($4,089,265), men’s pre-quarterfinals doubles: Rohan Bopanna (Ind) & Pablo Cuevas (Uru) bt Mao-Xin Gong (Chn) & Ze Zhang (Chn) 6-0, 6-4.

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