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Sania Mirza reaches Cincinnati semis

CINCINNATI: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has reached the semifinals as Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna were ousted from the men’s doubles with their respective partners.

Top seeded Indo-Swiss pair of Sania and Martina Hingis outplayed the American wild cards Christina Mchale and CoCo Vandeweghe 6-4, 6-1 to move to the semifinals of the USD 2,701,240 WTA Premier tournament.

They will now fight it out with Taipei pair of Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan for a place in the final.

In the ATP Masters event, fifth seed Bopanna and Florin Mergea lost the hard fought quarterfinal 1-6, 6-1, 12-14 to second seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.

In the other quarterfinal, Paes and Stanislas Wawrinka suffered a 6-3, 2-6, 12-14 defeat at the hands of Feliciano Lopez and Max Mirnyi.

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