India’s Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won their second-round match in the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon on Saturday with two impressive sets of tennis.
The all-Indian pair, who defeated compatriots Ankita Raina and Ramkumar Ramanathan in the opening round, defeated England’s Emily Webley-Smith and Aidan McHugh 6-3, 6-1 to reach the round of 16.
Mirza and Bopanna will now face the Slovenian-Dutch pair of Andreja Klepac and Jean-Julien Rojer in their next match.
Meanwhile, it was heartbreak for Mirza in the women’s doubles event as she and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands bowed out in the second round following a straight-set defeat.
Mirza, who has returned to grass court Grand Slam after three years, and Mattek-Sands lost 4-6 3-6 to the Russian pair of Elena Vesnina and Veronika Kudermetova in one hour and 28 minutes.
India’s Divij Sharan was also out of mixed doubles events at Wimbledon. The 35-year-old, who was partnering his wife Samantha Murray Sharan, lost to Darija Jurak and Raven Klaasen 6-3, 6-7(1), 3-6 in the second round on Saturday.
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