Sania, Strycova advance to US Open quarters

Sania Mirza and Czech Republic's Barbara Strycova defeated Nicole Gibbs and Nao Hibino 6-4, 7-5 to reach the US Open quarterfinals in the women's doubles.

Mirza and Strycova, the seventh seeds, will play the top seeded French duo of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in the quarterfinals.   -  AP

Sania Mirza and Barbara Strycova produced a solid performance against Nicole Gibbs and Nao Hibino to reach the women’s doubles quarterfinals at the US Open here. The Indo-Czech combine completed a 6-4, 7-5 win over American-Japanese in the third round match played on Monday.

The seventh seeds will play the top seeded French duo of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in the quarterfinals to be held later on Tuesday.

Sania is the sole Indian left in the tournament after Rohana Bopanna and Leander Paes exited the competition with their respective mixed doubles partners. Defending champion Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis had crashed out in the second round after losing to American seventh seeds, Coco Vandeweghe and Rajeev Ram.

On Monday, Bopanna and his partner Gabriela Dabrowski fought hard before losing their mixed doubles quarterfinals.

Bopanna and Dabrowski squandered a set advantage against Canadian Robert Farah and Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany before bowing out 6-1, 2-6, 8-10 in the super tie-breaker.