Rio Olympics: Sania-Bopanna lose to US pair in mixed doubles semi

August 15, 2016 11:09 IST 1 of 4
The Indian duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna went down fighting in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles tennis event to the US team of Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram at the Rio Olympics here. The Indians won the first set quite comfortably before squandering the lead and going down 6-2, 2-6, 3-10 in one hour and 17 minutes at the Olympic Tennis Centre here on Saturday. The Americans thus went into the final and assured themselves of at least a silver. The Indians will now have to contest the play-off for the bronze medal against Lucie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic on Sunday.