French Open: It’s Paes-Hingis vs Sania-Dodig in mixed doubles final

NEW DELHI (TIP): Indian tennis stars Leander Paes and Sania Mirza set up mixed doubles final at the French Open after winning their respective semi-final matches in Paris on June 2. Paes and Sania also played their last eight matches earlier in the day.

Paes with his Swiss partner Martina Hingis scored a fighting 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 victory over sixth seeds Edouard Roger-Vasselin-Andrea Hlavackova to reach the final. The unseeded Indo-Swiss pair defeated fifth seeds Elena Vesnina and Bruno Soares in the quarter-finals.

Sania along with her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig overcame a gruelling battle against the third seed duo of Kristina Mladenovic and Pierre-Hugues Herbert before emerging victorious 4-6, 6-4, 12-10.

The second seed pair of Sania and Dodig recorded victory over Yung-Jan Chan and Max Mirnyi 6-1, 3-6, 10-6 in their quarter-final on June 2. (AP)

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