Mirza, Hingis in US Open Finals; Bopanna, Mergea Bow Out
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Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis stormed into the US Open final after beating the Italian pair Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-1 in the semi-final on Wednesday.
Mirza and Hingis smashed 30 winners and committed 21 unforced errors enroute their semi-final victory.
The Wimbledon champions will either face Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova or Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Coco Vandeweghe in the final.
Rohan Boapanna’s campaign in the men’s doubles ended after he and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea suffered a straight set loss in the quarterfinals of US Open tennis here today.
The sixth seeded Indo-Romanian duo lost 6-7, 3-6 to unseeded pair of Dominic Inglot of Great Britain and Sweden’s Robert Lindstedt in a contest that lasted 80 minutes on court number 17.
Inglot and Lindstedt took 44 minutes to win the first set and 36 minutes to take the second.
The Inglot-Lindstedt pair smashed five aces and 28 winners on their way to the semi-finals, while Bopanna and Mergea hit six aces and 23 winners.
Bopanna and Mergea committed 13 unforced errors, one less than the winning duo.
Bopanna is also in contention in the mixed doubles event where he and his partner Yung-Jan Chan are up against Leander Paes and Martina Hingis in the semifinals.
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