Sania-Vesnina storm into French Open semis

Seventh seed Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina stormed into the French Open semi-finals upsetting the top seed Gisela Dulko ARG and Flavia Pennetta 6-0, 7-5.

Last Updated: May 31, 2011, 09:57 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Paris: Seventh seed Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina stormed into the French Open semi-finals on Monday upsetting the top seed Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta 6-0, 7-5.

Seventh-seeded Sania and Elena won 6-0, 7-5 in 66 minutes.

They now play the winner of the match between fourth-seeded Americans Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond and fifth-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Maria Kirilenko of Russia.

This is for the first time that Sania has reached the women`s doubles semifinals in a Grand Slam event.

The quarter-final appearances in the 2007 US Open and 2008 Wimbledon were her best performances so far at the big stage.