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Rio Olympics 2016: Sania-Bopanna pair entered the quarterfinals

  • Sania Mirza olympic 2016, Sania Mirza Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Rio olympics 2016
    Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna exchange hifi during their match

    Sania and Bopanna defeated Australian pair of Stosur and Peers in straight sets

  • Sania Mirza olympic 2016, Sania Mirza Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Rio olympics 2016
    Sania Mirza And Rohan Bopanna play their mixed doubles match

    Sania and Bopanna won their opening round 7-5, 6-4 in 73 minutes

  • Sania Mirza olympic 2016, Sania Mirza Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Rio olympics 2016
    India's Sania Mirza during the Mixed Doubles match

    In the quarterfinals, the Indian duo will take on the unseeded pair of Murray and Watson

  • Sania Mirza olympic 2016, Sania Mirza Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Rio olympics 2016
    India's Sania Mirza in action during her mixed doubles match along with partner Rohan Bopanna

    Indian duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event of tennis competition at the Rio Olympics

  • Sania Mirza olympic 2016, Sania Mirza Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Rio olympics 2016
    Rohan Bopanna during the Mixed Doubles match against Australia

    with a straight-set win over Australian pair of Samantha Stosur and John Peers

  • Sania Mirza olympic 2016, Sania Mirza Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Rio olympics 2016
    Sania Mirza and Rohan bhopanna play against S. Stosur and J. Peers of Australia

    Sania and Bopanna, who are being touted as India's medal hope at the Olympics, won their opening round match 7-5, 6-4 in 73 minutes.

  • Sania Mirza olympic 2016, Sania Mirza Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Rio olympics 2016
    Sania Mirza And Rohan Bopanna play their mixed doubles match during the 2016 Rio Olympics

    The fourth seeded Indian pair broke their opponents and gained an upper hand in the opening set by going 5-4 up to serve for the set.

  • Sania Mirza olympic 2016, Sania Mirza Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Rio olympics 2016
    Sania Mirza plays a shot against S. Stosur and J. Peers of Australia

    But they conceded the advantage in the next game itself and were broken back with scoreline levelled at 5-5.

  • Sania Mirza olympic 2016, Sania Mirza Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Rio olympics 2016
    Sania Mirza plays a shot during the mixed doubles 2016 Rio Olympics at Rio de Janeiro

    However, there was more drama in store as exchange of break points continued with Sania and Bopanna stealing away the advantage yet again, making it 6-5 and serving for the opening set once more.

  • Sania Mirza olympic 2016, Sania Mirza Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Rio olympics 2016
    Sania Mirza plays a shot during the mixed doubles 2016 Rio Olympics

    This time the Indians did not falter and wrapped up the first set in their favour 7-5. Sania and Bopanna had three set points as they bagged the opening set in 36 minutes.

  • Sania Mirza olympic 2016, Sania Mirza Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Rio olympics 2016
    Sania Mirza plays a shot

    In the second set, Sania and Bopanna were patchy to start with as they struggled to even keep their own serve.

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