Wimbledon 2013: Bopanna, Bhupathi in doubles QFs; Sania exits women's doubles

Eight-seeded pair of Bhupathi and Knowle also had to play a four setter to get the better of unseeded Levine and Pospisil 6-2 6-4 3-6 6-4 in two hours and five minutes.

Updated: July 01, 2013 23:28 IST
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London: India had a decent outing at the Wimbledon with Rohan Bopanna and Mahesh Bhupathi progressing to the quarterfinals of the men's doubles event with their respective partners even as Sania Mirza crashed out of the women's doubles competition, in London on Monday.

Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France stunned the third seeded pair of Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares to breeze into the men's doubles quarter-finals, while Bhupathi and Austrian Julian Knowle defeated Canadian combination of Jesse Levine and Vasek Pospisil.

The 14th seeded pair of Bopanna and Edouard shocked the fancied Austrian-Brazilian pair 6-4 4-6 6-7 (5) 6-2 in two hours and 17 minutes.

Eight-seeded pair of Bhupathi and Knowle also had to play a four setter to get the better of unseeded Levine and Pospisil 6-2 6-4 3-6 6-4 in two hours and five minutes.

While Bopanna and his new partner Edouard will now play sixth seeds Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Daniel Nestor of Canada in the quarterfinals, Bhupathi and Knowle will fight it out against the winner of the match between top seeded American duo of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan and 16th seeds Treat Huey of Philippines and Great Britain's Dominic Inglot for a place in the semifinals.

However, there was a bad news for India in the women's doubles competition as Sania and Liezel Huber exited in the third round.

The sixth seeded Indo-American pair was shocked 2-6 6-3 2-6 by unseeded Japanese-South African combination of Shuko Aoyama and Chanelle Scheepers.

Sania is partnering Horia Tecau in the mixed doubles category.

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