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Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis enter Wimbledon semi-finals

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London, July 9: Indo-Swiss tennis pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis came out with a clinical performance to enter the women's doubles semi-finals of Wimbledon here.

The top seeds needed only an hour and 19 minutes to win 7-5, 6-3 in a quarter-final tie against ninth seeds Australia's Casey Dellacqua and Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova on Court 3 of the All-England Club on Wednesday.

Martina Hingis, left, and Sania Mirza, talk between points during their doubles match against Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova

Sania and Martina started off their campaign on an aggressive note, winning 20 of 27 first serve points. But Dellacqua-Shvedova came back strongly by winning a break point. However, that didn't help their cause as the top seeds were too strong to break their opponents twice that led them to take the first set 7-5.

The second set saw the top seeds play more aggressively for their quest of the semis berth. The pair broke their opponents once and a double fault by Dellacqua-Shvedova made it easy for the Indo-Swiss combine to win the set 6-3 and advance to the last four.

Sania and Martina next face United States duo of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears for a spot in the final.


Story first published: Thursday, July 9, 2015, 12:18 [IST]
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