first_imgIndian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her partner Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan booked their place in the semifinals of the Italian Open following a straight-sets victory in their women’s doubles clash.The third seeded duo registered a convincing 6-4, 6-1 win over the Italian pair of Martina Trevisan and Sara Errani in a one-sided quarterfinal clash that lasted only one hour and eight minutes.Mirza and Shvedova will now lock horns with the Taiwanese-Swiss team of Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis for a place in the summit showdown.For the new team of Mirza and Shvedova, who joined forces only last week, this will indeed be a tough challenge.In the men’s doubles clash, Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas lost against fourth seeded pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.After going down in the first set, the Indian-Uruguayan duo bounced back in the second before slumping to a 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-2), 10-12 defeat to Herbert and Mahut in their last-eight encounter.last_img