In Melbourne the top-seeded duo of Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares sailed into the mixed doubles semifinals of the Australian Open after carving out a straight-sets win over the home pair of Casey Dellacqua and John Peers, here today.
The Indo-Brazilian pair needed only 53 minutes to outplay the locals 6-2 6-2 in the quarterfinals.Sania and Soares broke their rivals two times each in both the sets. They did not face any breakpoint in the opening set and saved the two in the second.
They now await winners of the other last-eight match between third seeds Kristina Mladenovic/Daniel Nestor and fifth seeds Cara Black/Juan Sebastian Cabal.Leander Paes is another Indian in fray with Swiss partner Martina Hingis. The seventh seeds are up against fourth seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Alexander Peya.Meanwhile, in the boys singles, Sumit Nagal’s campaign ended with a crushing 1-6 1-6 defeat against Australia’s Marc Polmans.