Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis have crashed out of Wimbledon 2016, as the top seeds were stunned by Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova in the quarterfinals of the competition on Thursday. The fifth seeds played an amazing game of tennis to win the match in straight sets, score reading 6-2, 6-4.
Though the Indo-Swiss pair started on a bright note, winning the first game of the match, their joy did not last long, Babos and Shvedova won the next three to make it 3-1. From there on, there was no looking back for the fifth seeds, who took the set 6-2.
Winning the first set gave them immense confidence as the duo put up a great show against their opponents, playing some astounding tennis. Babos and Shvedova continued their form in the second, taking a quick lead of 2-0, and later increasing it to 5-1 with a dominant performance.
The defending champions looked down and out, but they gave their best with the hope of crawling back into the second set, and taking it to the decider. It was never going to be easy with Babos and Shvedova looking in amazing touch. Sania and Hingis won the next three games, which did not prove enough as the fifth seed won the 10th game to win the set and match, 6-4.
With this loss, Sania's run in Wimbledon 2016 came to an end as the India star also lost in the mixed doubles competition with partner Ivan Dodig a few days ago.
However, the top seed in the singles competition, Serena Williams did not have any trouble in getting past Elena Vesnina in the semifinals. The world number one thrashed the Russian 6-2, 6-0, to progress into Wimbledon 2016 finals.
It was one of Serena's best performance in the competition, and the American has inched a step closer in clinching yet another Grand Slam title. Serena will face Angelique Kerber for the title-decider as the German defeated Venus Williams, squashing hopes of a dream final between the sisters. Kerber won the match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.
The Wimbledon 2016 women's singles final will provide a perfect chance for Serena to take revenge as Kerber defeated the American to clinch the Australian Open title earlier in the year.