Rio Olympics: Sania-Bopanna lose to US pair in mixed doubles semi
August 15, 2016 11:09 IST
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Venus and Ram will take on fellow Americans Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands for the gold medal. Jack and Bethanie defeated Lucie and Stepanek 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the other semi-final. India have taken only one medal in tennis in the history of the Olympics. The legendary Leander Paes clinched a bronze medal in the men's singles category at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Despite the loss, Sania and Bopanna are determined to recover from the disappointment and go for the bronze medal and grab a piece of history for themselves. "Ten minutes after you lose a match like that it's difficult to be positive, but in tennis we don't get many chances. We don't get two chances in a week, usually. We are fortunate to have a chance at another medal," Sania said after the match.