Wimbledon 2016: Sania Mirza & Martina Hingis Cruise into Quarter-Finals [ Current Affairs ]
Indian tennis champion Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis storm enter into the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles at Wimbledon. Rohan Bopanna lost a marathon third round with partner Florin Mergea to bow out of the Wimbledon Championships.
- Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis entered in to the quarter-finals of Womens doubles.
- They defeated American-Latvian pair of Christina McHale and Jelena Ostapenko in a one-sided affair.
- The top-ranked Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis entered into the quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2016 with a 6 - 1, 6 - 0.
- Sania and Martina broke their rivals five times and saved two chances they faced in the match for dishing out a dominating performance.
- Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Anastasia Rodionova defeated Treat Huey and Alicja Rosolska to enter the quarter finals.
- Romanian fifth seed Simona Halep recovered to beat Madison Keys 6 - 7, 6 - 4, 6 - 3 and reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the second time in her career on Monday.
- In Mens category, Andy Murray passed a test with flying colours to reach the quarter-finals of The Championships for the ninth successive year.
- Mirza and Hingis are looking to win their second Wimbledon title.
About Sania Mirza:
- Sania Mirza born in 15 November 1986 in India. She is an Indian professional tennis player.
- She was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association as India’s No. 1 player, both in singles and doubles.
- She is the third Indian woman in the Open Era to feature and win a round at a Grand Slam tournament (going as far as the last 16).
- She has also won a total of 14 medals (including 6 Gold) at three major multi-sport events, namely the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Afro-Asian Games.
About Martina Hingis:
- Martina Hingisborn in 30 September 1980. She is a Swiss professional tennis player
- She is currently ranked world No. 1 in doubles by the WTA. She spent a total of 209 weeks as the singles world No. 1
- She won total twenty-two major titles:
- Five Grand Slam singles titles (three at the Australian Open, one at Wimbledon, and one at the US Open),
- Twelve Grand Slam women’s doubles titles, winning a calendar-year doubles Grand Slam in 1998.
- Five Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.
- She has won the season-ending WTA Championships two times in singles and three times in doubles.
- Published on: July 6, 2016