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Rio Olympics 2016: Sania-Bopanna to face US pair in semifinals

The Tennis Mixed Doubles Pair Of Sania Mirza And Rohan Bopanna Will Take On The US Pair Of Venus Williams And Rajeev Ram Tonight At 11:30 IST In The Semi Finals At The Rio Olympics.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 13 Aug 2016, 11:00:39 PM

Rio de Janeiro:

The tennis mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna will take on the US pair of Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram tonight at 11:30 IST in the semi finals at the Rio Olympics.     

India's sagging fortunes in the Games got a major boost with Sania and Bopanna cruising into the mixed doubles semis in tennis on day seven of competitions .    

 Sania and Bopanna subdued Britain's Andy Murray and Heather Watson with remarkable ease to breeze into the mixeddoubles semifinals with a 6-4 6-4 win in just 67 minutes.     

One more victory tonight, over US star Venus and her Indian-origin partner Rajeev in the semis will ensure India asilver medal while a defeat would give Sania and Bopanna achance to fight for the bronze.

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First Published : 13 Aug 2016, 10:56:00 PM

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