French Open: Final Twinkling

French Open - Sania Mirza

French Open – Sania Mirza

The French Open is towards the end part i.e. finals are coming up. Sania Mirza might be knocked out of singles but she will feature in doubles final along with Russian partner Elena Vesnina. They will take on unseeded Czech duo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in the final on Friday. Sania Mirza had become the first Indian female tennis player to win a Grand Slam when she won Australian Open mixed doubles in 2009 with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi. If she and Elena manage to win Friday’s final, Sania will also become first Indian woman tennis player to win a women’s doubles Grand Slam title.

Since they first paired in February this year, the pair has won two titles, the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in March and another title a month later in Charleston. This would be Sania’s third appearance in a Grand Slam final; the previous two being mixed doubles finals at the Australian Open in 2008 and 2009 with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi. While they had lost the championship in 2008, Mahesh and Sania captured the trophy the following year.

China’s Li Na defeated Maria Sharapova 6-4, 7-5 to reach the French Open final and take a step closer to becoming the first Asian to win a grand slam singles title. Li, who lost to Kim Clijsters in January’s Australian Open final, made it to final to the delight of millions of Chinese watching at home and a smattering on court. Li Na will bid to become first Asian to win a grand slam singles after ending

Maria Sharapova’s bid for first Paris title to complete a career grand slam.

Sure, there lot of events to unfold on court at Roland Garros on Friday, which one might expect, given that it’s only the 12th time in the Open era, which dates to 1968, that the top four seeded players reached the semifinals at any Grand Slam tournament. Top-seeded Nadal, for example, is bidding to tie Bjorn Borg’s record of six French Open championships. No. 4 Murray is dealing with an injured right ankle as he hopes to win his first Grand Slam title — and give Britain its first male champion at a major tennis tournament since 1936. No. 3 Federer, meanwhile, has gone more than 16 months without reaching a Grand Slam final, which doesn’t sound too bad unless you consider it’s the guy’s longest gap since he won Wimbledon in 2003.

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