Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna have secured quarterfinal berths with their respective partners in the ongoing Wimbledon 2015 championships, while Leander Paes was knocked out in the men's doubles competition on Monday.
The top seeds of women's doubles Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis continued their dominance by putting up an impressive performance against 16th seed Anabel Medina Garrigues and Arantxa Parra Santonja, with the score reading 6-4, 6-3.
The Indo-Swiss pair may have won a number of WTA titles, but they are still waiting for their first Grand Slam title after deciding to become a pair earlier in the year. Sania and Hingis have been in great form during the competition as they have not dropped a single set in the competition.
If Sania and Hingis continue their winning streak in Wimbledon 2015 they can win the title as they are just three wins away from their first Wimbledon crown.
Though Sania and Hingis might have cruised into the last eight of the competition, India's Rohan Bopanna and Romanian Florin Mergea were made to sweat it out against the pairing of Lukasz Kubot from Poland and Max Mirnyi of Belarus.
Kubot and Mirnyi made life tough for the Indo-Romanian pair as the match lasted for more than 3 hours with Bopanna and Mergea emerging victorious. The score read 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (10-8).
Bopanna and Mergea had to earn each and every point against Kubot and Mirnyi. All sets required a tiebreaker, which establishes the tough nature of the game on Monday.
While Bopanna scraped through, India's old war horse, Leander Paes and his partner Daniel Nestor could not make it past the third round of the men's doubles as they lost a gruelling five setter against Austria's Alexander Peya and Brazilian Bruno Soares. The score read 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 2-6, 6-2 in the winning team's favour.
At one point of the match, it looked as if the experienced pairing of Paes and Nestor might be ousted in straight sets, but their determination helped them crawl back into the contest, as they won the third and fourth sets, after losing the first two.
But Peya and Soares played a great final set to knock Paes and Nestor out of the competition.
Now with Paes having no role to play in the men's doubles, the Indian veteran can focus on the mixed doubles, where he partners Hingis. The Indo- Swiss pair are up against Artem Sitak and Anastasia Rodionova on Tuesday.