Wimbledon: Sania Mirza and Bopanna defeat Ankita Raina, Ramanathan to enter 2nd round


Ankita and Ramanathan provided their all in the second set, and Sania and Bopanna needed to fight difficult to come out with flying colours.The all-Indian contest lasted for one hour and 9 minutes as Sania and her partner won 69 points, 11 more than their opponents.On Thursday, Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands cruised into the 2nd round of the ongoing Wimbledon Championships.Sania and her American partner quickly beat the doubles set of Desirae Krawczyk and Alexa Guarachi in the extremely first round of womens doubles. Krawczyk and Guarachi gave a tough battle to Sania and Mattek-Sands in the extremely first set however, the Indian tennis star in addition to her partner clinched the opening set 7-5. Riding on the winning momentum, Sania and Mattek-Sands whipped sixth seed set of Krawczyk- Guarachi in the 2nd set with a 6-3 win to start the mission of Grand Slam in style.Meanwhile, Sania and Ankita are all set to represent India in Womens Doubles at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after entries were officially exposed on Thursday.Sania will now become the really first female professional athlete to represent India at four Olympics when she includes at the Tokyo 2020, slated to get underway from July 23 while Ankita Raina will be making her debut at the masterpiece event.

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