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Sania Mirza LIVE in action, Wimbledon 2022 Score, Updates: Mirza-Pavic pair takes on Skupski-Krawczyk – SportsMediaz


Welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the mixed doubles semifinal between Sania Mirza and Mate Pavic and the American-British duo of Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski at Wimbledon 2022.

This is Nihit Sachdeva taking you through the action as it unfolds on Court No. 2 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, United Kingdom.

Mirza-Pavic 6 4
Krawczyk-Skupski* 4 2

 

SECOND SET

Krawczyk serves. Pavic sends an imperious backhand down the line return at 0-30. Sania overcooks the forehand on the following point.

Mirza-Pavic* 4-2 Krawczyk-Skupski – Pavic serve doing the damage – 40-0 up in next to no time. Body serve from the Croatian and Skupski sends the return into the net.

Sania is receiving treatment again on her left leg. Skupski has gone off court. This could take a while.

Mirza-Pavic 3-2 Krawczyk-Skupski* – Skupski serve was broken last time. The repeat is on the cards as Sania comes up with a brilliant crosscourt backhand return winner to make it 30-all. Sania misses a golden opportunity to go up by a double break as she was just in the perfect position to hit the overhead on Skupski’s lob but ended up hitting it wide. Bullet serve from the local lad to make it 3-2. Still, advantage with the sixth seeds.

Mirza-Pavic* 3-1 Krawczyk-Skupski – Sania serves. A miscalculated lob from Skupski goes long and Mirza-Pavic go up 30-0. Another unforced error from Skupski who hits return into the net. Easy putaway for Pavic to win the game.

Mirza-Pavic 2-1 Krawczyk-Skupski* – A blazing crosscourt backhand winner from Sania on Krawczyk at 0-40 down. However, the American does manage to seal the game at the second time of asking.

Mirza-Pavic* 2-0 Krawczyk-Skupski – It’s one way traffic for now. Pavic holds serve to consolidate the break.

Mirza-Pavic 1-0 Krawczyk-Skupski* – Skupski serves first in the second set as well. No change in fortune for the defending champs though. Mirza-Pavic break immediately.

Medical timeout for Sania who already had her left leg heavily strapped.

FIRST SET (* denotes server)

Mirza-Pavic* 6-4 Krawczyk-Skupski – Pavic serves for the set. Strong first serve from the Croatian and Krawczyk barely gets her racquet on it. An ace to make it 30-0. A horrible crosscourt backhand from the American gives the sixth seeds three set points. The defending champions save two of those. Can they save the third? Pavic with a brilliant wide serve seals the deal.

Mirza-Pavic 5-4 Krawczyk-Skupski* – Skupski serving to keep the second seeds in the set. And he does just that.

Mirza-Pavic* 5-3 Krawczyk-Skupski – Sania serves and the sixth seeds are 30-0 up in no time. Make that 40-0 as Sania sends a blistering serve down the T. Sania wraps up the game with a forehand pass.

Mirza-Pavic 4-3 Krawczyk-Skupski* – Krawczyk serve. Mirza-Pavic 30-0 up after two lovely winners from the Indian – first, a volley at the net and second, a sensational backhand down the line. The American finally gets some first serves in, bringing Skupski into the rally, and it works – 40-30. Krawczyk holds. Mirza-Pavic still up by a break.

Mirza-Pavic* 4-2 Krawczyk-Skupski – Pavic consolidates the break.

Mirza-Pavic 3-2 Krawczyk-Skupski* – Pavic makes a great inside-out forehand return on Skupski serve which sets up an easy putaway at the net for Sania. Wide serve from the Brit to Pavic’s backhand and Krawczyk puts the volley away to go up 30-15. Majestic forehand from the baseline from Sania which dipped viciously and Skupski’s attempted volley could only hit the net – 30-all. Down the line backhand return from Pavic, Krawczyk seemingly didn’t expect that and her late attempt only lands in the net. Unforced error on the forehand for Skupski and Mirza-Pavic pair breaks.

Mirza-Pavic* 2-2 Krawczyk-Skupski – Sania Mirza to serve. Her serve has been quite vulnerable in the tournament so far. Comfortable hold on this occasion for the Indian though.

Mirza-Pavic 1-2 Krawczyk-Skupski* – Not so solid serve from Krawczyk. It’s 30-all. Chance for the Indo-Croatian pair. Decent lob from the American and Pavic sends the overhead long. Some nervy moments on the second serve for Krawczyk but she somehow holds.

Mirza-Pavic* 1-1 Krawczyk-Skupski – Pavic serves first from the sixth seeds and starts steadily. One game all.

Mirza-Pavic 0-1 Krawczyk-Skupski* – Solid hold of serve for the defending champions. No point conceded.

Skupski to serve.

11:10: Warm up is done. Game time!!!!

11:07PM: How Mirza-Pavic and Krawczyk-Skupski pairs have reached the semifinal:

Round Mirza-Pavic Krawczyk-Skupski
1st won 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) against Dzalamidze (GEO)/Vega Hernandez (ESP) won 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-4 against Muhammad (USA)/Kokkinakis (AUS)
2nd walkover given by Chan (TPE)/Dodig (CRO) won 7-5, 6-2 against Perez (AUS)/Middelkoop (NED)
Quarterfinal won 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 against Dabrowski (CAN)/Peers (AUS) won 7-6 (6), 6-1) against Ostapenko (LAT)/Farah (COL)

10:54PM: Here we go. It is time for the final match on Court No.2 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and from an Indian perspective, the one everyone has been waiting for – mixed doubles semifinal between the Indo-Croatian pair of Sania Mirza-Mate Pavic and the American-British duo of Desirae Krawczyk-Neal Skupski.

MATCH PREVIEW

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, along with her Croatian partner Mate Pavic, faces second-seeded British-American pair of Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk in the mixed doubles semifinal at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

This is already the best performance in the mixed doubles category at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for Sania, who had previously reached the quarterfinals in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

READ:
Sania Mirza at Wimbledon – through the years

The Indian, who is set to retire at the end of this season, has one final chance to achieve a Career Slam in mixed doubles. Sania, along with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi, won the mixed doubles titles at 2009 Australian Open and 2012 French Open before going all the way at the 2014 US Open with Bruno Soares of Brazil.

Where to watch?

The Wimbledon mixed doubles semifinal between the Indo-Croatian pair of Sania Mirza and Mate Pavic and the American-British duo of Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and streamed on Disney+Hotstar possibly from 11PM IST.

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