Qatar Open: Bopanna-Koolhof pair beats Tiafoe-Wawrinka duo

The pair of Rohan Bopanna and Wesley Koolhof beat the Frances Tiafoe-Stan Wawrinka duo 6-3 6-4 to qualify for the semifinals of the Qatar Open.

File Photo: Rohan Bopanna (in picture) and his partner Wesley Koolhof beat Frances Tiafoe and Stan Wawrinka in straight sets.   -  AP

Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands sailed past Frances Tiafoe and Stan Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles quarterfinals of the $1,465,260 Qatar Open in Doha on Wednesday.

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In the semifinals, the Indo-Dutch pair will play second seeds Henri Kontinen and Franko Skugor.

In the $25,000 ITF women’s tournament in Bendigo, Australia, Ankita Raina reached the pre-quarterfinals with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Martina Di Giuseppe of Italy.

The results

$1,465,260 Qatar Open

Doubles (quarterfinals): Wesley Koolhof (Ned) & Rohan Bopanna bt
Frances Tiafoe (US) & Stan Wawrinka (Sui) 6-3, 6-4; Pre-quarterfinals:
Jeremy Chardy & Fabrice Martin (Fra) bt Artem Sitak (Nzl) & Divij
Sharan 7-6(4), 6-2

$15,000 ITF men, Antalya, Turkey

Singles (first round): Marlon Vankan (Ger) bt Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-4, 7-5; Dragos Nicolae Madaras (Swe) bt Aryan Goveas 6-3, 6-0

$25,000 ITF women, Bendigo, Australia

Singles (first round): Ankita Raina bt Martina Di Giuseppe (Ita) 6-1, 7-5.

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