Wimbledon 2012 Final: Mixed doubles Paes-Vesnina vs Bryan-Raymond - As it happened

Leander Paes is vying for his 14th Grand Slam title, his partner Vesnina for her first. Catch All the live updates.

Updated: July 09, 2012 02:57 IST
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New Delhi: Leander Paes is vying for his 14th Grand Slam title, his partner Vesnina for her first. Catch All the live updates.


01:30 - Paes just about keeps the pair in the match. 5-4 now.

01:28 - Raymond holds on to her serve. It is 5-3 now and the Indo-Russian pair under the pump.

01:21 - It is 3-3 in the third set. Vesnina serving now and Bryan-Raymond have a break-point. 4-3 now the Americans lead.

01:16 : Paes has held on to his serve and lead 3-2 now. That was a crucial game and Paes-Vesnina somehow clung on.

01:13 - Raymond serving now. Quite a long game going on. Paes-Vesnina break back and level now on 2-2. Lost the counts of deuce in that game.

01:04 - Paes-Vesnina do take the third game but still a break down. 2-1 it is.

01:03 - Leander Paes serving the first game of the third set. Facing a break point. Bryan-Raymond take the first two games of the third set. The Americans lead 2-0.

00:49 - Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina take the second set 7-5.

00:45 - Paes-Vesnina now lead 6-5. Tremendous comeback after Bryan's mistake.

00:42 - Mike Bryan's serve is broken for the first time. 5-5 in the second set. Paes-Vesnina fightback.

00:36 - Leander Paes hangs on but narrowly. 5-4.

00:32 - Lisa Raymond commendable holds on to her serve with immense ease. Americans lead 5-3 now.

00:26 - Vesnina holds her serve, just about. It is 4-3.

00:24 - Difficult to break Mike Bryan's serve but Paes-Vesnina have got no other option too. Bryan takes it on love. The Americans lead 4-2 now.

00:21 - Leander Paes holds on to his serve easily to lend some respectability. 3-2 the score.

00:20 - Lisa Raymond on the other hand is serving quite well. She holds on for a 3-1 lead to the pair. Paes-Vesnina seem out of it.

00:16 - Vesnina serving and has to show some resilience now. But Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond in no mood to let up here. An early break for the Americans. An uphill task for Paes-Vesnina though.

00:11 - It is the next day in India now and Paes hold on to his serve in the opening game of the second set. Vesnina seems a changed player though now. 4 break points in that game for Bryan-Raymond.

The second set is underway and better form is expected from Paes-Vesnina or this would get over pretty quickly.

Mike Bryan-Lisa Raymond take the first set in blistering fashion against Paes-Vesnina.

23:57 - Mike Bryan has been on his A-game and served very well. But vintage Paes is on display here. Some great volleys and passes in this game.

It has not been a good start for the Indo-Russian pair of Paes and Vesnina at all. They trail 2-5 in the first set against Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond. The second seeded American pair have been sublime.

Elena Vesnina needs to find some form and quickly as mixed doubles matches do get wrapped up in a jiffy sometimes.

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  • Tennis
  • Mike Bryan
  • Rohan Bopanna
  • Elena Vesnina
  • Sania Mirza
  • Mahesh Bhupathi
  • Leander Paes
  • Wimbledon 2012

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