Sania Mirza and Saketh Sai Myneni of India beat Chinese Taipei’s Hsien Yin Peng and Hao Ching Chan © Getty Images
Sania Mirza and Saketh Sai Myneni of India beat Chinese Taipei’s Hsien Yin Peng and Hao Ching Chan © Getty Images

Aug 29, 2014

Sania Mirza and Saketh Sai Myneni of India beat Chinese Taipei’s Hsien Yin Peng and Hao Ching Chan in the final of mixed doubles tennis event in the Asian Games 2014 at Incheon on Monday. The Indian duo won the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.

Earlier, Sania and Prarthana Thombare settled for a bronze, losing the women’s doubles semifinal 6-7 (1) 6-2 10-4 to Chinese Taipei’s Chin Wei Chan and Su Wei Hsieh. The fifth seeded Indian combo put up a brave fight before going down in an hour and 35 minutes. It was seventh Asian Games medal for Sania and first for Prarthana.

Yuki Bhambri clinched India’s lone singles’ medal in this edition, after settling for a bronze in the men’s event following a 6-3 2-6 1-6 loss to Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in the semifinal. Yuki won another bronze medal for India when he and Divij Sharan, seeded fourth, lost 7-6 (6) 6-7 (6) 9-11 to Korean pair of Lim Yongkyu and Chung Hyeonas. (with inputs from PTI)

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