Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12,2016: Star shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were the lone bright spots along with the tennis duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna as India endured another dismal day at the ongoing Rio Olympics here.
Shuttlers stars enliven Rio Olympic.
The Indian men’s hockey team also had something to cheer about as they reached the quarter-finals after a gap of 36 years despite being beaten 1-2 by the Netherlands as Shuttlers stars enliven Rio Olympics.
Sania and Bopanna started their campaign in the mixed doubles category on a positive note with a straight sets victory over Samantha Stosur and Jonathan Peers of Australia here on Thursday.
The Indian pair overcame a strong challenge from their Australian opponents in the first set to carve out a 7-5,6-4 victory in one one hour and 13 minutes and book their places in the quarter-finals at the Olympic Tennis Centre when Shuttlers stars enliven Rio Olympics.
Sania and Bopanna will now take on the British combination of Andy Murray and Heather Watson for a place in the semi-finals as Shuttlers stars enliven Rio Olympics.
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