Mixed Doubles

  • Sania Mirza advances to 2nd round of mixed doubles at US Open 5 days ago

    New York: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares progressed to the second round of the mixed doubles competitions of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows. It wasn't exactly an easy opener for the top seeds as they needed an hour and eight minutes to move past...
  • As it happened: Sania Mirza in Australian Open Mixed Doubles Final January 26, 2014

    Sania Mirza stands just one win away from clinching her third mixed doubles Grand Slam title after the Indian and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau entered the Australian Open final with a come-from-behind win on Friday. Sania and Tecau defeated the Australian pair of Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden 2-6, 6-3,...
  • Hradecka-Cermak win French Open mixed doubles trophy June 6, 2013

    Paris: The Czech Republic's recent run of tennis success continued at the French Open on Thursday when Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak claimed the mixed doubles title. The country already holds the Davis Cup and Fed Cup team trophies and Hradecka/Cermak gave the nation another reason to rejoice with a 1-6,...
  • Soares-Makarova win US Open mixed doubles title September 7, 2012

    New York: Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Brazil's Bruno Soares completed an unlikely run to the US Open mixed doubles title by beating fourth-seeded Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic and Marcin Matkowski of Poland on Thursday. Makarova and Soares committed to the tournament at the last minute and the unseeded duo...
  • Paes, Sania crash out of US Open quarters September 4, 2012

    New York: Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, along with their respective partners, crashed out of the mixed doubles event of the US Open after losing in the quarterfinals here. The third-seeded Indo-Russian pair of Paes and Elena Vesnina was stunned by the seventh-seeded Czech duo of Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak...
  • Clijsters' career ends after mixed doubles loss November 16, 2012

    New York: Kim Clijsters hit her last shot as a pro tennis player into the net. Doubtful anyone will remember that, though. Smiling right until the end in front of 2,800 buzzing fans on Court 17 at Flushing Meadows, Clijsters officially made her way into retirement on Saturday night. She and mixed...
  • Azarenka-Mirnyi win gold in mixed doubles August 6, 2012

    London: The Belarusian pair of Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi held their nerve in a tiebreak for the gold medal to beat Britain's Andy Murray and Laura Robson on Sunday. Murray was angling for his second gold of the day after beating Roger Federer to win the men's singles, but he...
  • Paes-Sania crash out of mixed doubles August 4, 2012

    London: India's tennis campaign at 2012 London Games came to an end on Saturday after the mixed doubles pair of Leander Paes and Sania Mirza lost their quarterfinal match to the top seeded Belarusian pair of Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi here at the Wimbledon. Paes, a 1996 singles bronze medallist,...
  • Olympics: Paes-Sania quarter-final postponed August 4, 2012

    India's mixed doubles quarterfinal match between Leander Peas/Sania Mirza and Belaruss' Max Mirnyi/Victoria Azarenka was postponed for Saturday due to bad light. Paes and Sania were behind 7-5, 3-2 when the play was adjourned for the day. Paes-Mirza held their serve till the 10th game of the first set and their...
  • Nan-Yunlei win badminton mixed doubles gold August 4, 2012

    London: Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei are world and Asian champions and the new Olympic gold medalists — but they say their badminton partnership is just getting going. "This gold medal is the beginning of our career," Zhao said after their win in the mixed doubles final on Friday. The duo, who...
  • Olympics: Paes-Sania enter mixed doubles QF August 2, 2012

    London: Leander Paes and Sania Mirza defeated the Serbian pair of Nenad Zimonjic and Ana Ivanovic in straight sets to enter the mixed doubles quarter-finals of the London Olympics here on Thursday. Paes-Sania beat the Serbian pair 6-2, 6-4 in only 64 minutes to set up a last-eight clash with top...
  • Olympics, Day 1: Kashyap, Ghosh lift gloom July 29, 2012

    London: Shuttler P Kashyap and paddler Soumyajit Ghosh wins lifted the gloom over the Indian camp on the first day of the London Olympics 2012 even as archery, shooting and boxing disappointed. P Kashyap won his first Group match of the men's singles badminton when he beat Tan Yuhan of Belgium...
  • Jwala set to conquer the final frontier July 19, 2012

    Jwala Gutta is the second most famous name in Indian badminton right now after Saina Nehwal. She is big, she is strong and she is one of the contenders to get a medal for India in the doubles categories at the upcoming Olympics in London. Standing 5ft 10in, Jwala is a...
  • Tennis row hurt me but now I'm past it: Sania November 16, 2012

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, Sania Mirza spoke on a variety of issues, including the latest Olympic selection row. Rajdeep Sardesai: We appreciate your joining us Sania. First your views on Roger Federrer. Seven titles now, Incredible. Is he the greatest Wimbledon champion, you think? Sania Mirza: I think that Roger...
  • Valiant Paes-Vesnina lose Wimbledon final July 9, 2012

    Wimbledon: Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina will have to wait for their first Grand Slam title together as they lost the closely fought Wimbledon mixed doubles summit clash to Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond, here on Sunday. The fourth-seeded Indo-Russian pair suffered a 3-6 7-5 4-6 defeat at the hands of...
  • Sania should be proud to play with Paes: Mishra July 5, 2012

    National selector SP Mishra said that a player can chose his or her partner for an open event, but they don't have that preference while representing the country. ...
  • Sania-Bhupathi reach French Open final June 7, 2012

    Paris: Paris: India's Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi reached their maiden French Open mixed doubles final but Leander Paes and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina were knocked out of the event here Wednesday. Mirza and Bhupathi outplayed Galina Voskoboeva and Danielle Bracciali 6-4, 6-2 to enter the mixed doubles final. They...
  • Bhupathi-Sania in quarters of French Open June 3, 2012

    Paris: Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza on Sunday advanced to the quarter-finals of the French Open mixed doubles event after notching up a straight-set victory in the second round of the grand slam event. The seventh seed Indian pair defeated their unseeded opponents from France, Virginie Razzano and Nicolas Devilder, 7-6...
  • Serena's French Open ends with mixed doubles exit June 2, 2012

    Paris: Serena Williams' French Open is over after a first-round loss in the mixed doubles to go with her quick exit in singles. Playing together for the first time, Williams and Bob Bryan were beaten 7-5, 3-6, 10-6 by Gisela Dulko and Eduardo Schwank of Argentina at Roland Garros on...
  • Kvitova, Stepanek to play Olympic mixed doubles February 17, 2012

    Prague: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will team with countryman Radek Stepanek to play the mixed doubles at the London Olympics. Kvitova, who also considered Tomas Berdych as a partner, announced her plan on Friday. Stepanek won his maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open when he and Leander Paes of India...
  • Injury-prone Mirza reveling in Melbourne success July 5, 2012

    Melbourne: Sania Mirza yanks her thumb down to touch the underside of her forearm. "See?" she giggles. "I'm double-jointed." The 25-year-old Indian, whose tennis world ranking once rose as high as 27th in singles, has endured a torrid time with injuries that left her unable to hold cutlery properly let...
  • French Open: Mauresmo barred from mixed doubles May 26, 2011

    Paris: Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo has been barred from playing the French Open mixed doubles because she is not registered in the anti-doping programme, organisers said on Wednesday. Two-times grand slam champion Mauresmo of France, who retired in 2009, had received a wildcard to play the mixed doubles...
  • Paes, Black win Aus Open mixed doubles March 27, 2010

    Melbourne: In mixed doubles, practice time is a privilege. Top-seeded Leander Paes and Cara Black spent all of 45 minutes warming up together in their run to the Australian Open final. But it was all they needed. Paes and Black won the title on Sunday, beating Ekaterina Makarova and Jaroslav Levinsky...
  • Paes seeks Bhupathi's record of Grand Slam wins January 30, 2010

    Melbourne: The last couple of times they reached a Grand Slam final, Leander Paes and Cara Black ended up on the losing side and the pair will aim to break that jinx in the Australian Open mixed doubles summit clash on Sunday. The 36-year-old Paes will equal the record for the...
  • Paes out of men's doubles but enters mixed semis January 27, 2010

    Melbourne: Leander Paes had a bitter-sweet experience at the Australian Open with the Indian tennis ace sailing into the semifinals of mixed doubles but crashing out of men's doubles event on Wednesday. The Australian Open title continued to elude the men's doubles specialist as he and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy,...
  • India's Gutta-Diju enter World Badminton quarterfinal August 14, 2009

    Hyderabad: Mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju became the first Indians to enter the quarterfinals of World Badminton Championship. Jwala and Diju, who got a bye in the first round followed by a walkover in the second, opened their campaign in rollicking style, outclassing 12th seed polish duo...
  • Paes-Black lose Wimbledon mixed doubles final July 6, 2009

    London: India's Leander Paes and Cara Black of Zimbabwe went down to Mark Knowles of Bahamas and German Anna-Lena Groenefeld 5-7, 3-6 in the Wimbledon mixed doubles final on Sunday. The top-seeded pair of Paes and Black were eyeing their second Grand Slam title together after winning the US Open last...
  • Sania-Mahesh win Australian Open mixed doubles title February 1, 2009

    Melbourne: The Australian Open Mixed Double's crown is now officially in the Indian kitty. Melbourne has been conquered and after the magical pair of Leander Paes & Mahesh Bhupathi, it isthe first time that an Indian duo has won a Grand Slam title. Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi have won...
  • Bhupathi-Sania clinch mixed doubles title February 1, 2009

    Melbourne: Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza clinched the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open on Sunday defeating Andy Ram of Israel and Natalie Dechy of France in the final at Melbourne. Bhupathi and Sania won the mixed doubles final in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 at Rod Laver Arena. The Indian...
  • Bhupathi-Sania eye mixed doubles title February 1, 2009

    Melbourne: Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza will be looking to clinch the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open on Sunday when they take on Andy Ram of Israel and Natalie Dechy of France in the final at Melbourne. Bhupathi and Sania have had a great run so far at the...