Sania in semifinals, Bopanna crashes out in Rome
Rome: Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis stormed into the semifinals of the Rome Masters tennis tournament with a straight-set victory over the pair of Julia Goerges and Silvia Soler-Espinosa in the women’s doubles event here today.
The top-seed Indo-Swiss pair beat the German-Spanish duo of Goerges and Soler-Espinosa 6-4 6-3 in a quarterfinal match that lasted one hour and 11 minutes in the USD 2,183,600 WTA tournament.
However, Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin lost to third seeded team of Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer and Romania’s Horia Tecau 2-6 7-5 8-10 in a second round match of Euro 3,830,295 prize-money ATP event held simultaneously.
In men’s doubles, Leander Paes and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor take on the pair of Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and David Marrero of Spain tommorow.