Australia Open: Sania-Bopanna gets walkover, reach mixed doubles QFs

  • Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna went through to the mixed doubles semifinals at the Australian Open
  • They received a walkover in their quarterfinals
  • Sania had already announced that this would be her final Grand Slam

24 Jan 2023

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna went through to the mixed doubles semifinals at the Australian Open. They received a walkover in their quarterfinals. The Indian duo was to play against the Latvian and Spanish pair of Jelena Ostapenko and David Vega Hernandez but entered the last 4 automatically after getting a walkover. Earlier, they had defeated the Uruguayan and Japanese pair of Ariel Behar and Makato Ninomiya 6-4, 7-6 (11-9) on Court 7 to make it into the last 8.

Ahead of the start of the tournament, Sania had already announced that this would be her final Grand Slam. Having qualified for the semi-finals, the ace Indian tennis star would be dreaming to go all the way and add another Grand Slam title to her name.

The Indian team of Sania and Bopanna has not yet dropped a set in the mixed-team competition. They now await the winner of the quarterfinal between the pairs of third-seeded Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski and Taylor Townsend and Jamie Murray.

Sania couldn't achieve the same result in her women's doubles event, having been knocked out in the second round. Mirza and her Kazakh partner Anna Danilina, seeded eighth, lost to Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck and Ukraine's Anhelina Kalinina in three sets, in a clash lasting little over two hours.


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