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French Open 2017: Rohan Bopanna- Gabriela Dabrowski beat third seed Andrea Hlavackova and Roger Vasselin in straight sets to enter mixed doubles finals

Bopanna and his Canadian partner, seeded seventh, shocked third seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Edouard Roger-Vasselin7-5 6-3 in the semifinals.


  |  Updated On : June 07, 2017 11:12 PM
French Open: Bopanna-Dabrowski pair reach mixed doubles finals

French Open: Bopanna-Dabrowski pair reach mixed doubles finals

New Delhi :  

Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski’s pair beat third seed Hlavackova and Roger Vasselin in straight sets to enter mixed doubles finals in the French Open. Earlier, the Bopanna Dabrowski pair had beaten second-seeded Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig in the quarterfinals. Bopanna and his Canadian partner, seeded seventh, shocked third seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Edouard Roger-Vasselin7-5 6-3 in the semifinals.     

This is only the second time in his career that Bopanna has reached the summit clash of a Grand Slam. In 2010, he had made the final of US Open men's doubles with Pakistani parterAisam-ul-haq-Qureshi and lost to legendary Bryan brothers - Bob and Mike.     

They will now fight it out with Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia's Robert Farah, who knocked out CaseyDellacqua and Rajeev Ram  6-7(5) 6-3 10-5 in other semifinal contest.   

ALSO READ: French Open 2017: Rohan Bopanna-Gabriela Dabrowski defeat Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig in straight sets, reach Mixed Doubles semifinals 

Only three Indians have so far managed to lay hands on aGrand Slam trophy -- the legendary Leander Paes, MaheshBhupathi and Sania Mirza.   Bopanna is the lone Indian to survive in the tournament after the exits of Paes and Sania. 

READ: French Open 2017: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna advance; Sania Mirza knocked out in first round

With PTI inputs

First Published: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 10:08 PM


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