The Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna has reached the semi-finals of the mixed doubles at the Australian Open. Both players got a walkover in the quarterfinals. The Indian pair, who were to play against the pair of Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia and David Vega Hernandez of Spain, got a walkover. Ostapenko and Hernandez withdrew from the match. In this way, the pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna has reached closer to the title.
Earlier, the pair of Sania and Bopanna defeated Uruguay’s Ariel Behar and Japan’s Makato Ninomiya 6-4, 7-6 (11-9) on Court 7 to make it to the last eight. Prior to the start of the tournament, Sania had already announced that this would be her last Grand Slam. After qualifying for the semi-finals, the top Indian tennis star will be dreaming of another Grand Slam title.
Sania had lost in doubles
Sania could not do wonders in her women’s doubles event. She was eliminated in the second round. Mirza and her Kazakhstan partner Anna Danilina had suffered a three-set defeat against Alison Van Uytvank of Belgium and Angelina Kalinina of Ukraine.
Khachanov and Rybakina in the semi-finals
In men’s singles, Karen Khachanov of Russia reached the semi-finals. He got a walkover against Sebastian Korda of America in the quarterfinals. Korda was out in the third set. At that point Khachanov was leading the match 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 3-0. On the other hand, in women’s singles Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan defeated Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 6-2, 6-4. Immediately after this match, Ostapenko was to play the mixed doubles pair of Sania and Bopanna, but she withdrew due to fatigue.