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Australian Open 2023: Sania Mirza/Rohan Bopanna enter quarter-finals

The Indian duo defeated Makoto Ninomiya/Ariel Behar.

Australian Open 2023: Sania Mirza/Rohan Bopanna enter quarter-finals

Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza


The Bridge Desk

Published: 23 Jan 2023 10:19 AM GMT

Indian duo Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna comfortably sailed through to the Mixed Doubles quarter-finals at the ongoing Australian Open 2023. In what is Mirza's final tournament before closing the curtains on her illustrious career, the player seems to be on the path of a grand exit.

After defeating Australians Jaimee Fourlis and Luke Saville in the first round in straight sets (7-5, 6-3), Mirza/Bopanna beat the pair of Japanese Makoto Ninomiya and Uruguayan Ariel Behar in round two with the score of 6-4, 7-6 (11-9).

Bopanna was on-point with his speedy serves as Mirza sealed the game with a thumping overhead smash.

In the Women's Doubles, Mirza partnered with Anna Danilina of Kazakhstan, but the duo could only go as far as the second round. After beating Dalma Galfi/Bernarda Pera in the first round, Alison Van Uytvanck/Anhelina Kalinina took them to a decider and ousted them from the Open.

The Indians will now face David Vega Hernandez/Jelena Ostapenko in the Mixed Doubles quarter-finals on 24th January, Tuesday.

Mirza has two Australian Open titles to her name, which includes a Mixed Doubles championship which she won with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi back in 2009.

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