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Paes-Navratilova in mixed doubles final
June 02, 2005 20:57 IST
Leander Paes and Martina Navratilova stormed into the final of the French Open mixed doubles tennis championship with a straight sets win over Samantha Stosur and Paul Hanley of Australia in Paris on Thursday.
The sixth seed Indo-USA pair got the better of the unseeded Australians, winning 6-2, 6-3 to keep alive their hopes of a third Grand Slam title together.
The duo had won the Australian Open and Wimbledon title in 2003.
They will now face the winner of the other semi-final between Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia/Fabrice Santoro of France and fourth seed Anastasia Myskina of Russia/Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden.
In the quarter-finals, Paes and Navratilova had beaten Corina Morariu and Jared Palmer of US 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-3.