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Sania Mirza set up a showdown with Rohan Bopanna in the Australian Open Mixed Doubles quarter-finals after she and Ivan Dodig defeated Alexander Peya and Zheng Saisai 2-6, 6-3, 10-6 on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Rohan Bopanna and Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski mounted a great fight back to win against Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Taiwan's Chan Yung-jan to win 6-4, 5-7, 10-3.

The quarter-final pits the two Indians who represented the country in mixed doubles at the 2016 Olympics against each other. At the Rio Games, Sania-Bopanna lost the bronze medal play-off tie.

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India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won their respective mixed doubles first round matches at the Australian Open tennis on Saturday.

Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski battled past New Zealand's Michael Venus and Slovakian Katarina Srebotnik 6-4, 6-7, 10-7 in a super tie-breaker. Second seeded Sania and Croatian Ivan Dodig meanwhile defeated Germany's Laura Siegemund and Croatian Mate Pavic 7-5, 6-4.

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