Paes-Black beat Dlouhy-Benesova to enter mixed doubles final

London: India’s Leander Paes and his mixed doubles partner Zimbabwean Cara Black advanced to the final of the Wimbledon by defeating the Czech combo of Lukas Dlouhy and Iveta Benesova 6-3, 6-3, here on Friday.

Second seed Paes and Black now play winner of the other semifinal clash in which South African-American pair of Wesley Moodie and Lisa Raymond will take on Brazilian-Australian pair of Marcelo Melo and Rennae Stubbs.

The Indo-Zimbabwean pair today put up spirited display from the beginning of the final-four match as the ninth seed Dlouhy-Benesova failed to match them.

After pocketing the first game, Paes and Black continued to dominate the proceedings and clinched the next game with an identical 6-3 scoreline.

Paes and Black had beaten Australian-Taiwanese pair of Paul Hanley and Chan Yung-Jan in the quarterfinal on Thursday.


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