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It was yet another satisfying Monday for the Indians at the French Open as the 7th seeded pairing of Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza romped their way into the semi-finals. They defeated the 2nd seeded Czech-American pairing of Kveta Peschke and Mike Bryan with consumate ease 6-2, 6-3. This emphatic victory will definitely build up their confidence to finish the tournament on a high and also to put up a similar performance in the upcoming Olympic Games.
The Indian pair were bang on form right from the onset, winning more than half of the points on their opponents' serves. More importantly, it was the experience of Mahesh that gave the Indians the extra edge over their opponents. A couple of breaks, and the first set was pocketed in just 25 minutes.
The Indians carried their momentum into the 2nd set and on the back of an early break, coasted past the Czech-American pair. A second break in the 9th game allowed them to wrap up the match in under an hour.
The next opponents of Mahesh and Sania will be the winner of Voskoboeva- Bracciali and Llagostera Vives- Marach match in the other quarter-final.
Leander Paes and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina will play their Mixed doubles quarter-final tomorrow against the top seeded pairing of Liezel Huber and Max Mirnyi.
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