Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna entered the semi-finals of the mixed doubles tennis event at the Rio Olympics 2016 by defeating Andy Murray and Heather Watson of Britain in straight sets. The Indian pair won their quarters match 6-4 6-4 and were clearly the dominating pair in the match. The win gives India two chances to win a medal at the Games.
The fourth seeded Indian duo dominated their British opponents with both Sania and Bopanna coming with some fine work at the net and excellent returns of serve. Sania and Bopanna, who now need just one win to ensure a medal, are expected to face a tough challenge in their next match as they will take on the US team of Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram for a place in the final.
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna will be seen in action at the mixed doubles semifinals in Rio olympic 2016.
India have only won one tennis medal in Olympics history. Leander Paes won a bronze medal in the men’s singles category at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. If Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna win their next match, they will be assured of at least a silver medal by reaching the final. Even if they lose it, they will have a chance to secure the bronze medal. The semi-final will take place on Saturday, 13 August.