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Sania reaches doubles semis
29 June 2011

Indian star Mahesh Bhupathi and Elena Vesnina advanced to mixed doubles quarter-finals of the Wimbledon championships after quelling a late challenge from Eric Butorac and Olga Govortsova here today.

The fourth-seed Indo-Russian combination dismissed the challenge of American-Belarusian pair 6-2 7-6 (7) in the third round contest.

It was a good day for Vesnina as she earlier partnering India's Sania Mirza reached the women's doubles semifinals.

Sania and Vesnina, seeded fourth in the tournament, came from behind to beat unseeded Spanish pair of Nuria Llagostera Vives and Arantxa Parra Santonja 3-6 6-4 7-5 in the women's doubles quarter-final.

Reaching the quarterfinals with American partner Bathanie Mattek in 2008 was her best performance till Wednesday's match.

The Roland Garros finalists faced stiff resistance from the giant killing Spanish combo but they quickly got back into the rhythm to prevail in a hard-fought battle.



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