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.