Wimbledon 2012: Leander Paes-Elena Vesnina stun top seeds to reach final
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Wimbledon 2012: Leander Paes-Elena Vesnina stun top seeds to reach final

Last Updated: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 00:32
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Wimbledon 2012: Leander Paes-Elena Vesnina stun top seeds to reach finalWimbledon: Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina stunned top seeds Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber to enter the mixed doubles final of the Wimbledon championships, here on Saturday.

The fourth seed Indo-Russian pair scored a tough 7-5 3-6 6-3 win over their American opponents in the semi-finals at court number one here in one hour and 48 minutes.

It will be second Grand Slam final of the season for Paes and Vesnina as they had reached the final of the Australian Open. But they had ended runners-up to Bethanie Mattek-Sands Horia Tecau.

At the same tournament Paes had completed his career Slam by winning the men`s doubles trophy with Radek Stepanek.

The first set was fought fiercely with both the teams locked 5-5 with one break each. Paes and Vesnina dropped their serve in the sixth game to trail 2-4 but broke immediately.

The Indo-Russian pair then got the crucial break in the 11th game and served out the set in the next.

The Americans came back strong in the second set and with help of an early break they pushed the match to the deciding third set.

Paes and Elena overcame a nervy start as they saved breakpoints in the very first game and then got crucial break in the fourth game to open up a 4-1 lead.

That break was enough for the Indo-Russian pair to seal the win.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 00:16

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john.s - kolkata
seems elena vesnina is quite comfortable with lee . indian corporate houses make her an indian citizen to partner lee at olympics . our other players are useless
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Sidhant Singh - Pratapgarh
Well Said !!! I completely agree. For Leander :- ``This tourney has been a good practice for Olympics. Being an Indian, I hope all Indians achieve success at London, but individually, I hope that all others who refused to play with you should get a tough lesson of life``.
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Shail S - New Delhi
Go Leander Go! Honest & Patriotic Indians will always be your Die hard fans, they will always back & support you. Fools, backstabbers & dishonest people will always support their role Models: Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza & the Chameleonic Bopanna. No Surprises, its plain Logic..
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Dr. Cajetan Coelho - Goa -
Hearty congratulations to Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina.
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