Published On: Thu, Aug 2nd, 2012

Leander Paes and Sania Mirza into Quarter Finals of Tennis Mized Doubles

Indians Leander Paes and Sania Mirza moved into the quarterfinals of the Olympics tennis mixed doubles event here Thursday, beating the Serbian pair of Nenad Zimonjic and Anna Ivanovic at Wimbledon.

Cheered on by a sizeable Indian crowd, Paes and Sania won 6-2, 6-4 in a match that lasted 64 minutes.

Paes and Sania next face top seeds Belarusian pair of Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi, who won 6-2, 6-2 against the German duo Angelique Kerber and Philipp Petzschner.

Paes and Sania took a 2-1 lead in the first set before the Serbians clawed back to level at 2-2. The Indians, however, were unstoppable and won four games on the trot.

In the second set, the Serbians were playing a catch-up job with the Indians. Paes and Saina led 3-1 before going on to wrap up the match at 6-4.

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