Newsworthy: Sania returns to the grand slam semifinals after five years

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Sania Mirza, a tennis pro from India, and Mate Pavic, a player from Croatia, won the mixed doubles match against Gabriela Dabrowski and John Pierce to go to the Wimbledon semifinals. In the Monday quarterfinals, the Sania-Mate team defeated Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and John Pierce of Australia 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Sania has reached a Grand Slam semifinal with this victory, her first in five years. Sania has made her first appearance in the Wimbledon mixed doubles semifinals.

She had previously lost in the 2011 quarterfinals, 2013, and 2015. Sania Mirza, a six-time Grand Slam champion, won the mixed doubles championships at the 2009 Australian Open, 2012 French Open, and 2014 US Open. The Indian-Croatian team will compete against either Robert Farah-Jelena Ostapenko or Neil Scoopsky-Daisiere Krozki in the semifinals.

At Wimbledon on Sunday, the Indian and Croatian mixed doubles teams of Sania Mirza and Mate Pavich reportedly advanced to the quarterfinals. Sania and Pavich, who are seeded sixth, received a walkover from Ivan Dodig and Latheesha Chan in their second-round match.

In the first round, Sania and Pavitch had defeated David Vega Hernandez of Spain and Natala Zalmieze of Georgia 6-4, 3-6, 7-6. Bruno Soares and Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil or John Pier and Gabriella Dabrovsky of Australia and Canada will be the opponents for the pair in the quarterfinals. Sania has previously declared that this will be her final season of acting. She fell to her Czech partner Lucy Hardeka in the opening round of the women’s doubles competition.

According to media reports, the Sania-Ivan pair has advanced to the second round of the French Open with this victory, which was also made public some time ago. Sania, who shared the Roland Garros championship with Mahesh Bhupathi in 2012, is shown competing in her final clay-court Grand Slam match. After this tennis season, she has announced his retirement. Recall that on May 26, together with her Czechoslovakia partner Lucy Hradeka, the Indian tennis sensation will compete against Italy’s Jasmine Paolini and Matirni Trevisan in the first round.