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IPTL 2016: Indian Aces beat UAE Royals 26-19 to jump to top spot

IPTL 2016: Indian Aces beat UAE Royals 26-19 to jump to top spot

The mixed doubles tie was the highlight as two former partners - Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis - were up against each other. 

IPTL: Indian Aces start-off 2016 campaign with a win over Japan Warriors - Watch highlights

IPTL: Indian Aces start-off 2016 campaign with a win over Japan Warriors - Watch highlights

The Mixed Doubles even saw the duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna prevailed 6-5 against Jelena Jankovic and Jean-Julien Rojer.

IPTL 2016: Mahesh Bhupathi confirms Hyderabad as venue for India leg, finals

IPTL 2016: Mahesh Bhupathi confirms Hyderabad as venue for India leg, finals

Bhupathi said all four IPTL teams would be playing at the Gachibowli stadium on December 9 and 10, followed by the IPTL finals on December 11.

China Open: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna crashes out in first round

China Open: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna crashes out in first round

In a contest, which lasted around one hour 30 minutes, the Indo-Canadian pair of Bopanna-Nestor started off the proceedings on a positive note.

After Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna lashes out at Leander Paes for 'slanging fellow players'

After Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna lashes out at Leander Paes for 'slanging fellow players'

In June earlier this year, Bopanna had written a letter to AITA asking the federation to pair him with Saketh Myneni (World No. 125) and not Leander Paes (World No. 46) for Rio Olympics 2016.

Sania Mirza labels Leander Paes a TOXIC PERSON, slams his tirade against India's Olympics team selection

Sania Mirza labels Leander Paes a TOXIC PERSON, slams his tirade against India's Olympics team selection

India's tennis team selection has become a headache of late for AITA with star players going by their own individual wisdom and indulging in mud-slinging.

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: Tennis legend Leander Paes bemoans India's team selection in last two Olympics

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: Tennis legend Leander Paes bemoans India's team selection in last two Olympics

Paes, 43, started a possible controversy, claiming he was not considered to partner Sania Mirza for Mixed Doubles at the Rio Games.

'Fancy Bears' bite: Sania Mirza wants AITA to look into Venus Williams issue

'Fancy Bears' bite: Sania Mirza wants AITA to look into Venus Williams issue

Sania and Rohan Bopanna had lost their mixed doubles semifinals in the Rio Olympics to American combo of Venus and Rajeev Ram, who ended up as silver medallists.

Rohan Bopanna pulls out of the Davis Cup citing knee injury during US Open

Rohan Bopanna pulls out of the Davis Cup citing knee injury during US Open

India are already without their top players such as Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman, who are recuperating from their respective injuries.

Rohan Bopanna-Gabriela Dabrowski lose in quarter-finals; Sania Mirza advances in women's doubles

Rohan Bopanna-Gabriela Dabrowski lose in quarter-finals; Sania Mirza advances in women's doubles

Seventh seeds Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Krejcikova defeated unseeded American-Japanese pair of Nicole Gibbs and Nao Hibino 6-4,7-5 in a third round match. 

Rohan Bopanna-Gabriela Dabrowski pair crashes out in quarters of US Open

Rohan Bopanna-Gabriela Dabrowski pair crashes out in quarters of US Open

Sania Mirza is the lone surviving Indian in the tournament.

Top seeds Sania Mirza, Ivan Dodig crash out of US Open mixed doubles

Top seeds Sania Mirza, Ivan Dodig crash out of US Open mixed doubles

The match witnessed as many as 10 breaks of serves, five in each sets, with Sania-Dodig conceding six times.

US Open: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna advance; Leander Paes' campaign comes to end at Flushing Meadows

US Open: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna advance; Leander Paes' campaign comes to end at Flushing Meadows

Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski defeated Lukasz Kubot and Andrea Hlavackova 5-7, 6-3, 10-7 to move into the quarterfinals.

US Open 2016: Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna beaten, Sania Mirza advances

US Open 2016: Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna beaten, Sania Mirza advances

The Indo-Croatian player need an hour and two minutes to advance to the next round, winning 67 of the total 118 total points played.

US Open 2016: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna beaten in men's doubles

US Open 2016: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna beaten in men's doubles

Rohan Bopanna and Frederik Nielsen went down against American Brian Baker and New Zealand`s Marcus Daniell.

US Open 2016: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna advance with contrasting wins

US Open 2016: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna advance with contrasting wins

Bopanna and Nielsen won the first round encounter 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 in one hour and 53 minutes.

It is inexcusable that Leander Paes reached Rio a day before doubles match: Mahesh Bhupathi

It is inexcusable that Leander Paes reached Rio a day before doubles match: Mahesh Bhupathi

While several fans were left disappointed, Bhupathi too gave Paes a piece of his mouth for his late arrival at the biggest sporting spectacle.

Rio Olympics 2016: Wrestling bronze medallist Sakshi Malik to be Indian flag bearer at Closing Ceremony

Rio Olympics 2016: Wrestling bronze medallist Sakshi Malik to be Indian flag bearer at Closing Ceremony

The announcement came after India's last medal hope Yogeshwar Dutt lost 0-3 to Ganzorig Mandakhnaran in the qualifying of the 65kg freestyle wrestling.

Rio Olympics 2016, Day 9: Dipa Karmakar steals limelight as Sania-Bopanna, Saina Nehwal, Men's hockey team crash out

Rio Olympics 2016, Day 9: Dipa Karmakar steals limelight as Sania-Bopanna, Saina Nehwal, Men's hockey team crash out

Barring few performances, it was a disappointing day for Indian athletes as big names were knocked out one after the other.

Rio 2016: Sania Mirza breaks down after loss, says may not play at next Olympics

Rio 2016: Sania Mirza breaks down after loss, says may not play at next Olympics

India`s hopes of their first medal at the Rio Olympics were dashed as Sania and Rohan lost 1-6, 5-7 to Czechs.