Cincinnati Masters: Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza advance to quarters
Indo-Romanian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea earned a hard fought win in three sets to enter the men's doubles quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters on the outdoor hard courts of the Lindner Family Tennis Center here.
Cincinnati: Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea saved a match point before emerging winners while Sania Mirza and Martin Hingis were also tested en route to the quarterfinals of the ATP/WTA Western and Southern Open, here,
Fifth seeds Bopanna and Mergea rallied to win 1-6 7-6(5) 13-11 against the French pair of Pierre-Hugues and Herbert Nicolas Mahut to reach the last-eight stage of the USD 4,457,065 ATP Masters event.
They next face Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo, who prevailed 7-6(4), 7-6(4) against Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey.
In the women's event, running simultaneously, top seeds Sania and Martina eked out a 7-6(4) 6-4 win oner Germany's Julia Goerges and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik from Poland.
They are now up against American wild card pair of Christina Mchale and CoCo Vandeweghe in the USD 2,701,240 WTA Premier tournament.