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Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna in the semis

Kriralok Desk: Indian tennis beauty Sania Mirza went to play the Australian Open Grand Slam for the last time in her career. She has already retired from women’s doubles. But hope lives on in mixed doubles. Sania-Bopanna pair took another step to win mixed doubles yesterday. On this day, the opponent gave a walkover to the number 10 seed of the mixed doubles division. Due to which the Sania-Bopanna duo reached the semi-finals without a fight.

Sania and Bopanna’s opponents in the last eight on Tuesday were the Latvian-Spanish duo Jelena Ostapenko and David Vega Hernandez. The quarter final match was played in the afternoon session at the Margaret Court Arena. However, they did not play, the Sania-Bopanna pair reached the semi after getting a walkover. And in this, the possibility of winning the mixed double title for the second time has arisen in front of Sania. Before this, Sania won the Australian Open mixed doubles title for the first time in 2009 by teaming up with Mahesh Bhupathi.

Meanwhile, why the Latvian-Spanish duo Jelena Ostapenko and David Vega Hernandez did not play in the quarter-final match is not known. However, in the women’s singles quarter-finals, 17th seed Ostapenko lost in straight sets to 22nd seed Elena Rybakina. And so he did not enter the mixed doubles again.

Before that, Sania teamed up with local player Bopanna in the last match on Tuesday and defeated the Uruguayan-Japanese pair in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (11-9) and entered the quarter finals.

On the other hand, in this year’s Australian Open, Sania teamed up with Anna Danilina in doubles. However, the dream of winning the doubles title was dashed in the second round. Eighth seeds Sania-Danilina lost to Anhelina Kalinina-Alyson van Wittvanck in a battle lasting 2 hours and 1 minute on court number 7 at Melbourne Park. They lost in 4-6, 6-4, 2-6 sets. Before that, he played the first Grand Slam of his career at the Australian Open. The 36-year-old Sania chose the Australian Open as the last Grand Slam before retirement. Sania is currently two steps away from the title as she got a walkover yesterday. Her farewell moment from the Grand Slam will be memorable if she paired up with Bopanna.