US Open: Sania Mirza-Jie Zheng enter semi-finals (in pics)

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New York, Sept 5: World No. 10 India's Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Jie Zheng entered the semi finals of women's doubles event at the 2013 US Open.

The Indo-Chinese pair defeated fourth seeded Su-Wei and Shuai Peng in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 in a match that lasted 1 hour 50 minutes.

Sania and Zheng will now take on eight seeded Australian pair of Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua in the semi finals on Thursday.

Sania and Zheng will take on World No. 8 Australian pair in their semifinals.

This is Sania's best performance at a Grand Slam doubles event and it will be her first semifinal appearance in the U.S. Open and her fourth overall in a major tournament.

Meanwhile, in men's singles event World No. 2 Rafael Nadal reached semifinals by defeating his fellow countryman Tommy Robredo 6-0, 6-2, 6-2.

Later today, the Indo-Czech pair Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek will take on World No. 1 American brothers Mike and Bob Bryan in their men's doubles semifinals.

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Indo-Chinese pair, Sania Mirza and Jie Zheng defeated fourth seeded Su-Wei and Shuai Peng to reach semifinals of women's doubles event at the 2013 US Open.

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated Daniela Hantuchova 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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Rafael Nadal defeated fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 and advanced into the US Open semi-finals.

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Flavia Pennetta reached her first grand slam semi-finals defeating 10th-seeded compatriot Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-1.

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Andy Murray, of Britain, reacts after defeating Denis Istomin, of Uzbekistan.

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Leander Paes and his partner Radek Stepanek of Czechoslovakia in action against Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi & Jean-Julien Rojer in Men's Doubles quarterfinal at US Open Championship.

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The Indo-Czech pair Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek will take on World No. 1 American brothers Mike and Bob Bryan in their men's doubles semifinals.

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Mikhail Youzhny, of Russia, chases down a shot during his match against Lleyton Hewitt, of Australia, during the fourth round of the 2013 U.S

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Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, prepares to hit autographed balls to the crowd after beating Ana Ivanovic, of Serbia, in the quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S Open.

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Peng Shuai, of China, left, and Hsieh Su-Wei, of Taiwan got defeated to Indo-Chinese pair of Sania Mirza and Jie Zheng in the quarterfinals match at the 2013 US Open.

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Ana Ivanovic, of Serbia got defeated to Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus in the quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament.

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Tommy Robredo, of Spain got defeated to his fellow countryman Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

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