Leander Paes-Cara Black Beat Mahesh Bhupathi-Sania Mirza In Mixed Doubles of Wimbledon 2009
India’s Leander Paes and Zimbabwe’s Cara Black beat the Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza in their mixed doubles match of Wimbledon.
The Indo-Zimbabwean pair won 6-2, 6-7 (2) 6-3 to move into the quarter-finals. Top seeded Paes and Black with a double break pocketed the first set for a 1-0 lead. The second set went for a tie-breaker where Bhupathi and Sania prevailed to draw level.
The US Open mixed doubles champions broke Bhupathi and Mirza twice in the third set to close the match in just over two hours. The loss meant the end of Sania's challenge in Wimbledon this year. The 22-year-old Hyderabadi girl had bowed out of the second round of both singles and doubles event.
In the men's doubles, Bhupathi and Mark Knowles of Bahamas beat India's Prakash Amritraj and Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-0 to move into the quarter-finals of men's doubles.
In the boy's singles first round, India's Sudarwa Sitaram beat Egyptian Karim-Mohamed Maamoun 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. He now plays 2008 junior Australian Open champion Bernard Tomic.