Paes-Black into Wimbledon mixed doubles semis

London: India’s Leander Paes and his Zimbabwean mixed doubles partner Cara Black made it into the Wimbledon semifinals on June29.

They beat Australia’s Paul Hanley and Chan Yung-Jan of Taiwan, the 12th seeds, 6-4, 6-7 (7/4) 6-3 on Court 2.

Second seeds Paes and Black now face Czech ninth seeds Lukas Dlouhy and Iveta Benesova in the semifinals.

Paes and Black were the runners-up here last year. They have won the 2008 US Open and the 2010 Australian Open together.

Doubles master Paes, 37, won the 1999 and 2003 Wimbledon mixed doubles titles, and has won the men’s doubles.

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