Paris, May 30: Sania Mirza and and her partner Elena Vesnina shocked top seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta 6-0 7-5 to reach the women's doubles semifinals in the French Open, here today.
The seventh seed Indo-Russian pair wrapped up the quarter-final clash in one hour and six minutes after blanking the Argentine-Italian duo in the first set.
This is for the first time that Sania has reached the women's doubles semifinals in a Grand Slam event.
The quarter-final appearances in the 2007 US Open and 2008 Wimbledon were her best performances so far at the big stage.
They will take on the winner of the Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond vs Victoria Azarenka/Maria Kirilenko clash in the semifinals. PTI