French Open | Rohan Bopanna / Gabriela Dabrowski beat Sania Mirza / Ivan Dodig to enter semi finals

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French Open | Rohan Bopanna / Gabriela Dabrowski beat Sania Mirza / Ivan Dodig to enter semi finals

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SportsCafe Desk

06/06/2017

Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski entered the semifinals of the mixed doubles event at the ongoing French Open with a 6-3, 6-4 straight-sets win over Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig of Croatia. With this defeat, Mirza’s campaign at Roland Garros came to an end.

The seventh-seeded Indo-Canadian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski upset the second-seeded duo of Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig. Bopanna and Dabrowski beat Mirza and Dodig 6-3, 6-4 in a 52-minute quarter-final contest that involved the two Indian compatriots. 

The seventh seeds will next play the winners of the match between the Slovenian-British pair of Andreja Klepac and Dominic Inglot and Czech-French third seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Bopanna is now the last member of the Indian contingent left at the French Open after Mirza’s exit. Both Bopanna and Mirza are already out of the men’s and women’s doubles draw respectively. Sania and her Kazakhstani partner Yaroslava Shvedova were earlier knocked out of the women's doubles event after they suffered a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 2-6 loss to the Russian pair of Daria Gavrilova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round.

Meanwhile, Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas were knocked out in the round of 16 of the men's doubles event after they suffered a 6-7, 2-6 defeat at the hands of the Brazilian-British pair Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray.

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