Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are in good form, dominating games with their performances in Wimbledon 2016 women's doubles. The Indo-Swiss pair, to be honest, have faced easy opponents so far, but SanTina, as they are known, are set for a stern test in the form of Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova, who are experienced doubles players, in the round of eight.
Comfortable wins against easy opponents must have given Sania and Hingis confidence to take on some strong teams in the business end of the competition. As expected, they have not dropped a single set in the competition, but that record is under threat with Babos and Shvedova on the other side of the court.
The Hungarian-Kazakhstan pair have been tested in Wimbledon 2016, and required a third set to win their last match. After a cruising first and second round win, Babos and Shvedova had to come back from one set down to defeat Johanna Konta and Maria Sanchez in the third round to set up a huge clash with Sania and Hingis.
With both the teams comprising experienced quality players, an interesting game is on the cards. In the doubles circuit, it makes for an entertaining view when there are brilliant rallies, comprising powerful groundstrokes, and a lovely net play. Such skills shall be on display on Thursday.
With Sania already out of the mixed doubles competition, the India star will be keen to stay alive in the competition, and reach the semifinals with Hingis. The pair, which emerges triumphant in the quarterfinals, will face the 10th seed from America, Raquel Atawo and Abigail Spears, who have already booked their slot.
Where to watch live
Sania Mirza/ Martina Hingis vs Timea Babos/Yaroslava Shvedova is set to begin at 1 p.m. local time (5.30 p.m. IST, 8 a.m. ET) start. Below is the TV and live streaming information for Wimbledon 2016.
UK: TV: BBC Two and BBC One. Live Streaming: BBC iPlayer.
France and Middle East: TV: Bein Sports. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.
USA: TV: ESPN. Live streaming: Watch ESPN.
Canada: TV: CTV and TSN. Live Streaming: TSN TV.
Asia: TV: Fox Sports Asia. Live Streaming: Fox Sports Play Asia.
China: TV: Beijing TV, LeTV Sports, Jiangsu TV.
Europe:TV: EuroSport. Live Streaming: EuroSport Player.