first_imgIndo-Swiss combination of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are set to face ninth seeds Yung-Jan Chan and Hao-Ching Chan of Chinese Taipei in quarterfinals of US Open on Wednesday.Sania and Martina eased past 13th seeded Dutch-Czech pair of Michaella Krajicek and Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-0 in a contest which lasted only 59 minutes. The duo put up a dominating performance by holding their serve all through in their previous match. The top-seeded pair is expected to rally past their opponents in the quarterfinal clash.Meanwhile in the women’s singles quarterfinals, Venus Williams will be aiming to deny her sister Serena a place in history. The top seed and World No 1 Serena is aiming for a career grand slam and will be focused on Wednesday’s clash against her sister.Also read: Game, set and match! Federer storms into US Open quarterfinal Venus said she was undeterred amidst all the hype surrounding the match. “I don’t think anyone wants to be a spoiler. I think people love to see history being made. But at the same time, you’re focused on winning your match even though the circumstances are really much different than you,” Venus said after her fourth round win.In men’s singles top seeded Novak Djokovic will take on Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the quarterfinals, whereas Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will look to fend Marin Cilic’s challenge.Earlier in the day, Briton Andy Murray suffered shock defeat against big serving Kevin Anderson. The South African reached his first grand slam quarterfinal with a 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 win against Murray. “I played one of the best matches of my career,” Anderson said after his win.advertisementAlso read: Andy Murray knocked out of US Open by Kevin Anderson   Roger Federer survived John Isner’s scare  7-6, 7-6, 7-5 in round 4 of US Open to clinch a quarterfinal berth. Stan Wawrinka also made his way into quarters after beating USA’s Donald Young 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a long-fought battle.  Meanwhile Indian tennis stars Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna are set to face each other in mixed doubles semis.  The fourth-seeded pair of Paes and Hingis moved into the final-four after getting a walkover from the Romanian pair of Simona Halep and Horia Tecau in the last-eight encounter. Bopanna and his Chinese Taipei partner Yung-Jan Chan though had to battle hard against Su-Wei Hsieh and Henri Kontinen and win. The pair won the quarterfinal clash against their opponents 7-6, 5-7, 13-11.last_img

US Open roundup: Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis set eyes on semifinal berth

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