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Mirza/Shvedova 3-6 6-3 [6-10] Halep/Begu - As it happened

Mirza/Shvedova vs Halep/Begu 3-6 6-3 [6-10]
Updated: 11 May 2017 19:50 IST - Published: 11 May 2017 19:14 IST
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The final scoreline reads 6-3 3-6 [10-6] in favour of the pair from Romania. 
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ALL OVER! Halep-Begu enter the semifinals as the convert their first match point. 
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MATCH POINT! The next service exchange sees points shared as the scoreboard stands at 9-6. The Romainians can serve out the match.
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Mirza-Shvedova fight back to break once. But the score remains 8-5 in favour of the Romanians. Two points to go for them.
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DISASTER FOR SANIA AND SHVEDOVA! They concede two points on their serve. 7-4 in favour of Halep-Begu. They have two serves to boot, now.
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Remains on serve! 5-4 to the Romanians!
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4-3 to MIRZA-SHVEDOVA! The minibreak is lost and it remains on serve.
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MINIBREAK TO MIRZA-SHVEDOVA! The Romainians made it 2-2 but they lose the fifth point to hand the mini-break to their opponents.
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2-1 to Mirza Shvedova! The Indo-Kazakh pair holds serve to take the lead in the super tiebreak.
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1-0! Halep-Begu!
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Now, it's a race to 10 points. It is Halep-Begu to serve first.
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WE'RE HEADING INTO A SUPER TIEBREAK! Mirza-Shvedova hold their serve to make it one set apiece. They raced into a 40-15 lead to raise two set points, which they converted in the first go.
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BREAK OF SERVE! In their first break point of the second set, Mirza-Shvedova pounce and convert. They now have a chance to serve for the set!
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REMAINS ON SERVE!! Mirza-Shvedova hold on their serve from 15-30 down. The break still remains elusive though.
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OPPORTUNITY MISSED!! 3-3! Mirza-Shvedova led 0-30 but four points in a row from Halep-Begu ensure that the set remains on serve. Tense stuff here!
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3-2! PRESSURE STILL ON! Mirza-Shvedova remain hot on the heels of their opponents, holding their serve to 15. 
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2-2 IN THE SECOND! The Romainian pair hold their serve to keep it level after four games.  
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2-1! Mirza-Shvedova hold their serve at 30. From 30-30, they take two points in a row to enter the fourth game in the lead.
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1-1! All square in the second set, as it's one game each. 
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DUECE!! Halep-Begu open up a 30-0 lead but two points later it's 30-30. The Romanians make it 40-30 but Mirza-Shvedova fight back to take it to deuce. Early pressure on serve!
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1-0 MIRZA-SHVEDOVA! Mirza-Shvedova race into a 40-0 lead in the first game of the second set. The Romanians pull a point back but it's not enough as the first game comes to an end.
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FIRST SET TO THE ROMANIANS! Halep and Begu were under pressure at 15-30, but three points in a row means they hold their serve and their nerve to clinch the first set. 
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3-5!! From 0-15 down, the Indo-Kazakh pair recover to hold their serve and stay alive in the first set.
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BREAK OF SERVE! Mirza-Shvedova break their opponents' serve from set point down to make it 5-2. Still a long way to go, though.