Can Martina Hingis propel two Indian into Finals of Wimbledon 2015?
Martina Hingis is instrumental to take two Indian doubles players into semifinals on Wednesday the 8th July 2015 eleven hours apart. Sania Mirza pairing with Martina Hingis won their women’s doubles game with comfort in the morning (06:30 IST) of Wednesday and Leander Paes entered semifinal pairing with same lucky musket into mixed doubles in the evening (17:30 IST) on day 10. Mixed doubles had mixed results one going in favor of a pair with an Indian and another pair with Indian loosing the quarter finals.
Sani Mirza and Martina Hingis pair won over Aussie Casey Dellacqua and Kazakh Yaroslava Shvedoka in two straight sets with a score of 7-5 and 6-3. Sania led the charge stepping up the play from the back of the court. They were able to break the service point in the 12th and 8th games respectively in the first and second set respectively.
In the mixed doubles Leander Paes and Martina Hingis pair beat Poland’s Marcin Matkoowski and Russia’s Elena Vesnina much more easily again in two straight sets at 6-2 and 6-1. Paes and Hingis are a joy to watch, as evidenced in the first grand slam of the year, Australian Open 2015, where they were victorious. They have been showing the same form this Wimbledon as well, so it won’t be a surprise if the seventh seeded pair go all the way and clinch the title.
The keenly awaited mixed doubles match between second seeds as Sania and Soares did not soar as they lost 6-6, 6-7 (6-8), 7-9 to Australian Alexander Peyas and Hungary’s Times Babos on day 10. Alexander Peya and Timea Babos, who are seeded fourth in the mixed doubles competition. Babos and Peya have been decent in their performances so far and were eager to topple the second seeds.
We can recall India’s Rohan Bopana and Romaina Floria Mergea were unsuccessful in bid to enter their maiden Wimbldeon men’s doubles finals after losing a marathon five setter against fourth seeded Dutch- Romaian Julien-Rojer and Tecau won 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 13-11 in a contest that went on for three hours and 23 minutes.
All Indians now wait to see if both the women’s and mixed pair’s enter the Final.
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