US Open: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna Advance; Leander Paes Crashes Out
While Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna advanced in the 2016 US Open, Leander Paes failed to progress past the second round in the mixed doubles event
Sania-Barbora defeated Viktorija-Nicole 6-2, 7-6(5)
Bopanna-Gabriela defeated Lukasz-Hlavackova 5-7, 6-3, 10-7
Paes-Hingis lost to the duo of Rajeev Ram-Vandeweghe duo 6-7, 6-3, 11-13
It was a mixed day for the Indians on Day 6 of the 2016 US Open. While Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won their respective women's doubles and mixed doubles second round matches, Leander Paes lost in the mixed's doubles event .
Seventh seeds Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova defeated Viktorija Golubic and Nicole Melichar 6-2, 7-6(5) to move into US Open women's doubles third round.
Sania and Barbora hit 27 winners to their opponents' 25. The highlight of the match was the win percentage on the second serve. Sania-Barbora won 55 percent of the points on second serve while Viktorija and Nicole won just 39 percent.
Meanwhile, Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski beat Lukasz and Andrea Hlavackova 5-7, 6-3, 10-7 to advance to mixed doubles third round.
Besides serving 14 aces, Bopanna and his Canadian partner smashed 14 winners to their opponents' 3.
In another match, Leander Paes and Martina Hingis failed to progress past the second round of mixed doubles after losing to the Rajeev Ram-Coco Vandeweghe duo 6-7, 6-3, 11-13.
Earlier, Paes and Bopanna had failed to progress in men's doubles in the US Open after losing their respective first round matches.