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Australian Open: Mirza-Dodig beat Bopanna-Dabrowski to enter mixed doubles semis

Melbourne [Australia]: Ace Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig produced yet another spirited performance as they bounced back from a set down to enter the semi-finals of the mixed doubles event at the season-opening Australian Open here on Wednesday.

The Indo-Croatian pair knocked out the Indo-Canadian team of Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski 6-4, 3-6, 12-10 in the last-eight clash that lasted an hour and seven minutes on Show Court 3 at Melbourne Park.

With the two pairs splitting the first two sets, the match went into a 10-point tie-breaker, in which the second-seed pair of Mirza and Dodig saved four match points before clinching one of their own to breeze into the last-four.

Mirza and Dodig will now take on either Indo-Swiss pair of Leander Paes and Martina Hingis or Australian duo of Samantha Stosur and Sam Groth for a place in the summit showdown.(ANI)