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Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna vs Venus Williams, Rajeev Ram Mixed Doubles, Rio Olympics 2016 Semi Final Tennis Live Score and match updates

India wins the first set 6-2, and Team USA win the second set by exactly that scoreline! The two are one set apiece and will now play a 10-point tiebreaker. Match Tie Break: Ind - USA : 3-10
Updated: 14 August 2016 03:04 IST - Published: 14 August 2016 01:09 IST
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Join us tomorrow at 10.30 pm IST as Sania and Bopanna take on either Stepanek/Hradecka or Sock/Mattek-Sands in the bronze medal playoff. Until then, it's goodbye from us, and good night!

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Sania and Bopanna will play the loser of the match between Radek Stepanek / Lucie Hradecka and Jack Sock / Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the bronze medal playoff tomorrow. The USA vs Czech Republic encounter will be starting shortly, so the Indian fans would want to keep an eye out for it!

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Did the Indians play badly today? Not really; they were fairly decent even after that near-perfect first set. But the Americans lifted their game when it mattered the most, and the Indians couldn't do the same.

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But it's not the end of the road for the Indians. They still have the bronze medal playoff tomorrow!

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By the end the 7-time singles Slam champion was firing away on both her serve and her groundstrokes, and there was little that Sania and Bopanna could do.

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A match that started so brightly for the Indians went pear-shaped very rapidly, as neither Sania nor Bopanna could handle the sudden increase in intensity from Venus.

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And it's over! Venus and Ram have defeated Sania and Bopanna 2-6, 6-2, 10-3 to move into the mixed doubles final.

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Things are looking bleak for the Indian pair at the moment. CAn they conjure a miracle comeback here? It's looking very unlikely.

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Bopanna misses an inside-out forehand to give the Americans 6 match points!

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Venus and Ram have won 7 consecutive points after going down 1-3 in this super-tiebreak.

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And now Bopanna flubs a sitter overhead smash, giving the Americans an 8-3 lead.

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Sania misses an easy volley, and it's 7-3 to the Americans now! The Indians are 3 points away from losing this match.

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It's Vintage Venus, as she thunders down a big serve down the T to give the Americans a 6-3 lead. Bopanna's serve under real pressure now.

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Bopanna kept hitting to Venus' backhand, which is never a good ploy. Ram finishes the point with a volley and it's 5-3 to the Americans now.

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Venus serving at 4-3, and she misses the first serve...

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Remember, the first to win 10 points (with a lead of 2) wins this tiebreak.

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Venus hits it straight at Bopanna's body, and he can't get out of the way in time! The Americans have the mini-break now, and will serve at 4-3.

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Sania throws up a lob into the corner, but Venus is ready for it and smacks a forehand crosscourt winner. The Americans have the mini-break back, and it's dead even at 3-3 now.

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Venus answers that with a fabulous overhead smash, and it's 3-2 now. The Indians still have a mini-break advantage, with Sania to begin serving.

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Bopanna with some fine striking from the baseline, and Sania finishes it with a forehand winner to make it 3-1 to the Indians!

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Bopanna throws in a double fault, and the Americans have the mini-break back. It's 2-1 to the Indians now, with Ram to serve.

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A big serve from Bopanna makes it 2-0 to the Indians!

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Bopanna will now look to consolidate this minibreak with some good serving.

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And Sania comes up with an excellent return to give the first mini-break to India! 1-0 in this tiebreak now.