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Rio Olympics: Mirza-Bopanna cruise into mixed doubles quarters

Updated: Aug 12, 2016 04:13 IST      
Rio Olympics: Mirza-Bopanna cruise into mixed doubles quarters

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Aug 12 (ANI): Putting aside the disappointment of their early ouster from their respective doubles event, India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna produced a much-improved performance to reach the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles tennis tournament at the Rio Olympics.

The fourth-seeded pair claimed a 7-5, 6-4 win over Australian duo of Samantha Stosur and John Peers in a gripping contest that lasted one hour and 13 minutes at the Olympic Tennis Centre.

Bopanna and Mirza will next face Great Britain's Andy Murray and Heather Watson in the quarterfinals.

In the 2012 London Olympics, the Indian pair of Sania and Leander Paes had also reached the quarterfinals, before going down to eventual champions Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi of Belarus. (ANI)

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India thrash Pakistan 6-1 in Hockey World League

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 18:15 IST     

London [United Kingdom], June 24 (ANI): India walloped Pakistan 6-1 in in a 5-8 classification play-off in the Hockey World League semi-final in London on Saturday.

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Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:52 IST     

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Cricket Australia confirms pre-Bangladesh tour camp

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:33 IST     

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India to take on England in Women's World Cup opener

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 05:21 IST     

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Updated: Jun 24, 2017 03:24 IST     

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Imran Khawaja appointed as ICC deputy chairman

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 03:10 IST     

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Proteas beat England in thriller to level T20 series

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 02:09 IST     

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Updated: Jun 24, 2017 00:34 IST     

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Bopanna-Dodig crash out of Aegon Championships

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 00:30 IST     

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