Australian Open: Sania Mirza-Bopanna march into mixed doubles final

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Nakul Shivani • 9 d ago
Sania Mirza has reached the final of her last Grand Slam tournament

Melbourne

The mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna stormed into the finals at the ongoing Australian Open in Melbourne. The Indian pair defeated the British-American pairing of Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk in their semifinal match on Wednesday.

The Indian duo eliminated the third seeds 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 10-6 in a match that lasted for one hour and 52 minutes.

They had rolled into the semi-finals of the ongoing Australian Open 2023 mixed doubles event after the duo was handed a walkover in their quarters clash at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

Mirza and Bopanna were slated to face Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and David Vega Hernandez of Spain in their final-eight clash but advanced after their opponents decided to withdraw.

Last year's Wimbledon was Sania Mirza's most recent participation in a Grand Slam semifinal. The Croatian mixed doubles team of Mate Pavic and the Indian tennis player fell short against eventual champions Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski.

She will play in her final Grand Slam event at the 2023 Australian Open because the Indian tennis pro will retire after the WTA tournament in Dubai later this month.

Sania Mirza's women's doubles campaign came to an end on Sunday, while Rohan Bopanna and his men's doubles partner Matthew Ebden tumbled out of the men's doubles competition on Friday.

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The 36-year-old veteran has won three mixed doubles titles in her career, including Australian Open (2009), French Open (2012) and US Open (2014). She has also won three women's doubles titles.