Sania, Bopanna win, Paes out of US Open
New York: India’s tennis stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won but veteran Leander Peas’ US Open campaign came to an end as he was beaten in a second-round mixed doubles match at Flushing Meadows.
Paes-Hingis were beaten 6-7 (1), 6-3, 11-13 by American seventh seeds Rajeev Ram and Coco Vandeweghe at Court 5 here on Saturday.
The match was closely fought. Paes-Hingis led 8-4 in the match deciding tie-breaker but then fell apart.
The defeat ended of Paes’ US Open campaign as he lost in the men’s doubles tournament with Andre Begemann on Friday.
But Sania Mirza had no such problems in their women’s doubles second round match.
She and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova were comfortable in the 6-2, 7-6 (5) win over Swiss-American pair of Viktorija Golubic and Nicole Melichar at Court 5.
They needed one hour and 19 minutes to secure the win to book a date with unseeded Nicole Gibbs and Nao Hibino in the next round.
The Indo-Canadian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski won against Polish-Czech pair of Lukasz Kubot and Andrea Hlavackova 5-7, 6-3, 10-7 in the second round.
They completed the victory in an hour and six minutes at Court 6 to. Thery will next meet unseeded Colombian-German pair of Robert Farah and Anna-Lena Groenefeld.