Sania surges ahead

It was a great day for Sania Mirza as she made it to the quarter-finals of women’s doubles and the semi-final of mixed doubles at the US Open tennis event here.
Sania MirzaBut it was the end of the road for both Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna at the tennis event.

The top seeded pair of Sania and Bruno Soares made it to the semi-final of the mixed doubles with a 7-5, 2-6, 10-5 win over the sixth seeded pair of Bopanna and Katarina Srebotnik in the quarter-finals Monday.

In the women’s doubles, Sania and Cara Black, seeded third, won their third round match against Jelena Jankovic and Klara Koukalova 6-3, 6-2.

Meanwhile, Paes lost both his men’s doubles and mixed doubles encounters.

Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek, seeded sixth, went down 2-6, 6-4, 1-6 to the 11th seeded pair of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez in the third round of men’s doubles.

In the mixed doubles, Paes and Cara, seeded third, lost 4-6, 6-4, 8-10, to Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez in the quarter-finals.