Wimbledon 2017: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna advanced to second round


Indian shuttlers Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna and Purav Raja crushed out their rival in their particular categories to reach the second round at Wimbledon 2017.

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On Wednesday champion Sania Mirza and her women’s doubles partner Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium crushed out Naomi Osaka and Shuai Zhang in instant sets to reach the subsequent round.

Bopanna down with French player Edouard Roger-Vasselin defeated German pair of Dustin Brown and Mischa Zverev 6-3, 7-6, 6-4 in men’s doubles category a day afterward. Sania-Kirsten defeated their Japanese-Chinese rivals 6-4, 6-3 at Court 11.

The shuttler will currently take the winner of the match between Naomi Broady-Heather Watson and Katie Dunne-Harriet Dart of Britain in the second round whereas Bopanna and his partner will face the British pair Neal Skupski and Ken Skupski.

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In the nextmatch, Purav Raja and Divij Sharan also commence their Wimbledon campaign on a optimistic note as they crushed out the British-Portuguese pair of Kyle Edmunds and Joao Sousa 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(8).