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The Indian challenge at Wimbledon remains very much alive as Leander Paes, the only Indian remaining in the draw, stormed into the Mixed Doubles semi-final alongwith his Russian partner Elena Vesnina. They defeated Australian-Russian pair of Paul Hanley and Alla Kudryavtseva 6-2, 6-2 in just 57 minutes.
The Indo-Russian pair is looking in very good form at present and are looking all set to add another Grand Slam title to their cupboard. They may now run into the top seeded pair of Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber in the semis, provided the latter win their quarter-final bout later today.
Leander and Elena won a completely one-sided contest as the 4th seeded pair broke their opponents' serve 4 times, twice in each set. They faced only 2 break points in the whole match, which they saved with ease. The win and the manner of it is even more impressive considering Hanley-Kudryavtseva were the one who sent out French Open champions Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza in the 2nd round.