Sania-Mattek in Indian Wells semis, Bhupati goes down in doubles

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Indian Wells, California (UNI) India's Sania Mirza and her American doubles partner Bethanie Mattek knocked out the second seeded pair of Yung Jan Chan and Chia-Jung Chuang of Chinese Taipei to enter the semi finals of 2.1 million dollars Pacific Life Open here.

The Indo-American duo ended their rivals' campaign in the tournament as they pulled off the win in two hard fought sets, 7-5, 4-6, 11-9 in the quarterfinals yesterday.

Meanwhile, sixth seeded Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Mark Knowles of the Bahamas crashed out after going down 6-3, 6-4 to Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram of Israel in the quarter-finals.

The Indo-Bahmian pair had won two successive doubles tournaments this season and were one of the favouraites to win here too.


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