Australian Open 2022 | Sania Mirza and Rajeev Ram enter quarters in mixed doubles, Rohan Bopanna ousted

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Sania Mirza in action during Australian Open 2022.

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Australian Open 2022 | Sania Mirza and Rajeev Ram enter quarters in mixed doubles, Rohan Bopanna ousted

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SportsCafe Desk

01/23/2022

India's tennis ace Sania Mirza and her American partner Rajeev Ram made it to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open 2022 mixed doubles event. The team beat Australia’s Ellen Perez and Matwe Middelkoop of the Netherlands in Melbourne in their second-round match 7(8)-6(6), 6-4.

Despite getting to a bad start, the Indo-American pair managed to take the first set into the tiebreaker and won it from there. The second set started a little better for the team as they raced to a 2-0 lead. From there, they closed the match with utmost ease.

In the next match, they will face the winners of Australian wild card pairs Samantha Stosur-Matthew Ebden and Jaimee Fourlis-Jason Kubler. Prior to this round, Mirza and Ram had beaten Serbia’s Aleksandra Krunic and Nikola Cacic in the mixed doubles first round.

Mirza and Ram have previously won Australian Open mixed doubles titles with different partners. Mirza had won the Grand Slam in 2009 with Mahesh Bhupati, and Ram won the 2019 and 2021 mixed doubles events with Barbora Krejcikova

This win also means that Mirza is the only Indian alive in the competition, after Rohan Bopanna also made a first-round exit along with his Croatian partner Darija Jurak Schreiber.

The duo were also ousted from men's and women's doubles in the opening round itself.

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