MIXED DOUBLES

  • I hope to win Wimbledon one day, says US Open winner Sania Mirza September 7, 2014

    Sania, who won the US Open mixed doubles with her Brazilian partner Bruno Soares, spoke to CNNIBN upon returning from New York. ...
  • Sania Mirza advances to 2nd round of mixed doubles at US Open August 28, 2014

    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 comefrombehind win on Friday. Sania and Tecau defeated the Australian pair of Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden 26, 63,...
  • HradeckaCermak 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 16,...
  • SoaresMakarova 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 fourthseeded 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 thirdseeded IndoRussian pair of Paes and Elena Vesnina was stunned by the seventhseeded Czech duo of Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak...
  • Clijsters' career ends after mixed doubles loss September 2, 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...
  • AzarenkaMirnyi 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...
  • PaesSania 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: PaesSania quarterfinal 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 75, 32 when the play was adjourned for the day. PaesMirza held their serve till the 10th game of the first set and their...
  • NanYunlei 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: PaesSania 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 quarterfinals of the London Olympics here on Thursday. PaesSania beat the Serbian pair 62, 64 in only 64 minutes to set up a lasteight clash with top...
  • Olympics, Day 1: Kashyap, Ghosh lift gloom July 28, 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 July 10, 2012

    In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN, 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 PaesVesnina 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 fourthseeded IndoRussian pair suffered a 36 75 46 defeat at the hands of...
  • Sania should be proud to play with Paes: Mishra June 27, 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. ...
  • SaniaBhupathi reach French Open final June 6, 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 64, 62 to enter the mixed doubles final. They...
  • BhupathiSania in quarters of French Open June 3, 2012

    Paris: Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza on Sunday advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open mixed doubles event after notching up a straightset 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, 76...
  • Serena's French Open ends with mixed doubles exit June 2, 2012

    Paris: Serena Williams' French Open is over after a firstround 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 75, 36, 106 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...
  • Qureshi keen on peace match with Bopanna January 31, 2012

    Karachi: They may no longer be partners on the international circuit but Pakistan's top tennis player AisamulHaq Qureshi has not given up on the idea of teaming up with India's Rohan Bopanna for a 'peace match' to bolster IndoPak ties. Bopanna and Qureshi parted ways after the Indian decided to team...
  • PaesVesnina lose Aus Open mixed doubles final January 29, 2012

    Melbourne: A second title eluded Leander Paes at this year's Australian Open as he and Elena Vesnina ended runnersup in the mixed doubles event after being outplayed by Horia Tecau and Bethanie MattekSands in the summit clash in Melbourne on Sunday. The fifthseeded IndoRussian pair lost 36, 75, 310 to the...
  • PaesStepanek win Australian Open doubles title January 28, 2012

    Melbourne: India's veteran tennis ace Leander Paes created history by becoming the first Indian to complete a career Grand Slam of winning all the four Major titles by winning the Australian Open men's doubles event in Melbourne on Saturday. Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek thrashed world No.1 pair...
  • Paes in mixed doubles final, SaniaHesh ousted January 27, 2012

    Melbourne: Leander Paes is in line to win two Grand Slam titles as he and Elena Vesnina reached the mixed doubles summit clash even as Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi bowed out after their semifinal defeat at the Australian Open on Friday. Fifth seeds Paes and Vesnina came from behind to...
  • Injuryprone Mirza reveling in Melbourne success January 26, 2012

    Melbourne: Sania Mirza yanks her thumb down to touch the underside of her forearm. "See?" she giggles. "I'm doublejointed." The 25yearold 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...
  • PaesStepanek enter Australian Open final January 26, 2012

    Melbourne: Leander Paes had a great day at the Australian Open as he reached the final of the men's doubles pairing Radek Stepanek, and also made it to the mixed doubles semifinals with Elena Vesnina in Melbourne on Thursday. The unseeded IndoCzech pair of Paes and Stepanek fought brilliantly to come...
  • Double joy for Sania in Australian Open quarters January 23, 2012

    Melbourne: Sania Mirza had a productive day at the Australian Open on Monday as the Indian ace reached the quarterfinals of both the women's doubles and the mixed doubles events with Elena Vesnina and Mahesh Bhupathi respectively. Sania and Bhupathi, the 2009 mixed doubles champions, came from behind to beat Czech...
  • Bhupathi slams AITA over pairing policies January 19, 2012

    Melbourne: India's veteran tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi slammed the All India Tennis Federation's (AITA) policies when it comes to pairing players for big international events. Bhupathi was baffled by the AITA's decision to pair Sania Mirza with Leander Paes for the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, even though he and...
  • Serena, Roddick team up for Aussie mixed doubles January 19, 2012

    Melbourne: The mixed doubles draw is a little more starstudded than usual at the Australian Open this year, all thanks to the upcoming London Olympics. Serena Williams and Andy Roddick are teaming up to get some practice just in case they decide to combine at the Olympics, where mixed doubles will...