India's Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna were ousted from the French Open men's doubles on Wednesday. However, Sania Mirza progressed into the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles competition.
Paes, with his partner Marcin Matkowski, lost to one of the best doubles pairs in the business -- Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan -- in straight sets. Though the Indo-Polish players fought bravely in the first set, the Bryan brothers were too strong in the end, with the Americans running out 7-6, 6-3 winners. Bopanna and Florin Mergea lost to third seed Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 6-4, 6-4.
Sania, paired alongside Dodig, registered a good win against Alize Cornet and Jonathan Eysseric, 6 7 (6-8), 6-4, 10-8 in the mixed doubles.
On Day 11, there were some huge matches in the singles arena, with former world number one Venus Williams and her countrywoman Madison Keys biting the dust in the women's singles.
However, top seeds in the men's and the women's singles, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams respectively, progressed into the quarterfinals of the French Open. Djokovic defeated Roberto Bautista Agut , coming back from a set down to win 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-5. Serena emerged victorious against Elina Svitolina, 6-1, 6-1.
Tomas Berdych, with a straight-set victory over David Ferrer, has set up a date with Djokovic in the quarterfinals.
Second seed Andy Murry and defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka also progressed in the competition, defeating Richard Gasquet and Albert Ramos-Vinolas respectively, and the two victors will face each another in a mouth-watering semifinal.
Murray is already aware of the tough battle in his hands if he wants to reach the final of the French Open, considering Wawrinka is the defending champion.
"The last two years here Stan has played great tennis. He's been at the top of the game for a number of years and is still improving," The Guardian quoted Andy Murray as saying.
"He's been a little bit inconsistent this year, but won a tournament last week and has been playing better with each match here. It will be very tough. He plays well on that court. I'll have to play great tennis to beat him."