Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng knocked out of the US Open 2017 after losing 4-6, 4-6 to Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan in the women's doubles semi-final on Saturday. Sania reached her first Grand Slam semi-final of the 2017 season with Peng after edging past Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova. The fourth seeded Indo-Chinese pair dispatched the fifth seeded Hungarian-Czech combo 7-6(5), 6-4 in the quarter-final which lasted one hour and 56 minutes.
Highlights and updates of US Open women's doubles semi-final
Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng are out of US Open 2017 after losing 4-6, 4-6 to Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan
23:10 IST: Match point for Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan.
23:08 IST: Brilliant rally between the two pairs. It's 15-15 now.
23:06 IST: Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan take 5-4 lead in the second set against Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng
23:03 IST: After 7 deuces, Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan hold serve to draw level 4-4 in the seocnd set against Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng
23:00 IST: Deuce number 7 between Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng and Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan.
22:58 IST: Deuce number 5. Both the pairs are struggling hard to get this game.
22:50 IST: Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng take 4-3 lead in the second set against Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan.
22:46 IST: Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan draw level 3-3 in the second set. Magnificent comeback from the duo.
22:44 IST: Solid comeback from Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan. The duo make it 2-3 in the second set.
22:40 IST: Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng break Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan's serve for the first time in second set to take 3-1 lead
22:37 IST: Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng take 2-1 lead in the second set.
22:29 IST: Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng win first game of the second set against Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan.
22:25 IST: Excellent rally between the two pairs. Hingis and Chan emerge winner at the end.
22:23 IST: The second set is underway. Can Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng make a comeback?
22:21 IST: Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan win first set 6-4 against Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng.
22:19 IST: Excellent baseline play from Chan, while Hingis gets the job done with a brilliant volley. Set point fro Hingis and Chan.
22:17 IST: Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan take 5-4 lead against Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng in the opening set
22:14 IST: Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan win the game to make it 4-4 in the opening set. Excellent work from the duo.
22:12 IST: Great defensive work from Hingis. It's a deuce.
22:07 IST: Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan hold serve against Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng, to draw level 3-3 in the opening set
22:01 IST: Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng are broken for the first time, still lead 3-2 in the first set
21:58 IST: Excellent comeback from Martina Hingis and Yung Jan Chan. They make 1-3 in the opening set.
21:56 IST: Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng hold Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan's serve, lead 3-0 in first set
21:53 IST: Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng break Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan's serve, lead 2-0 in first set
21:49 IST: Hingis-Chan make it 40-40 with a solid forehand. Deuce to decide.
21:47 IST: Sania and Shuai win first game of the opening set.
21:46 IST: Sania and Shuai lead first set 40-15.
21:38 IST: Both pairs are warming-up ahead of their semi-final clash.
21:37 IST: Sania and Shuai are making their way to the court. A loud cheer for the duo.
21:35 IST: Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Shuai Peng entered the women's doubles semi-finals with a straight sets win over Timea Babos of Hungary and Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic. The fourth seeded Sino-Indian pair needed an hour and 56 minutes to carve out a 7-6, 6-4 victory over their fifth seeded opponents in the quarter-finals.
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21:26 IST: Today at US Open.
21:20 IST: Hello and welcome to the LIVE updates from the women's doubles semi-final match between Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng and Martina Hingis-Yung-Jan Chan.
Sania has played with different partners at the Grand Slams this season. She had started the season by teaming up with Barbora Strycova. They had lost in the third round of the Australian Open to Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato.
At the Roland Garros she played with Yaroslava Shvedova and lost to Daria Gavrilova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the opening round.
This season Sania has managed to win only one title --Brisbane WTA event with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands -- and ended up finalist in Sydney with Strycova.