Cara Black

Somdev crashes out, Mirza-Black through to Portugal Open semis

Sania MirzaOeiras (Portugal), May 2 - India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black progressed to the $250,000 Portugal Open women's doubles semi-finals while Somdev Devvarman was outclassed by top seed Tomas Berdych in the men's singles second round here Thursday.

Somdev, Indiaa's top ranked singles player, lost to the Czech 6-3, 6-2 in an hour and 15 minutes.

Berdych was superior in every single department of the match. The World No. 6 was clinical with his serves, winning 85 percent points on his first serve and recording six aces to the Indian's one.

Mirza-Black win China Open title

Sania-Mirza-Cara-BlackBeijing, Oct 5 : Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black eased past Vera Dushevina and Arantxa Parra Santonja to win the women's doubles title at the China Open here Saturday.

Mirza and Black, seeded eighth, won the title clash 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and six minutes. They seemed a much superior unit against the Russian-Spanish combine.

The Indo-Zimbabwean pair had stunned top seeds Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani of Italy in the semifinals.(IANS)

Leander bags another big title

Leander-Paes-Cara-BlackLeander Paes was able to win yet another notable title, as at last, Sunday's Australian Open mixed doubles triumph aided him catch up with Mahesh Bhupathi's record of 11 Grand Slam crowns.

But as per Peas, helping Cara complete a Grand Slam in mixed doubles gave him the most satisfaction after he and Cara Black overpowered the unseeded Jaroslav Levinsky and Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-3 in 68 minutes.

He explained, "She had won the other three and we had talked about the missing one during the course of this fortnight. She was a bit nervous at the start of the final."

Paes-Cara clinch Australian Open title

Leander Paes Cara BlackIndia's Leander Paes and his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black have won the mixed doubles title in the Australian Open after defeating Ekaterina Makarova of Russia and  Jaroslav Levinsky of Czech Republic on Sunday.

The top seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair registered straight set victory over the unseeded pair of Ekaterina and Jaroslav 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and eight minutes in the final to win their second Grand Slam title at the Melbourne Park.

Paes-Cara storms into Australian Open final

Leander-PaesIndia's Leander Paes and his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black have entered into the final of the mixed doubles event of the first grand slam of the year, Australian Open at the Melbourne Park on Friday.

The top seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair survived from scare of Lisa Raymond of United States and Wesley Moodie of South Africa as Paes-Cara ousted their opponents 6-7 (6/8) 7-6 (7/5) 10-7 in the semifinal.

Paes-Cara breeze into Australian Open quarters

Paes-Cara breeze into Australian Open quartersIndia’s Leander Paes and his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black have made into the quarterfinal of the mixed doubles event of the first grand slam of the year, Australian open at the Melbourne Park in Melbourne on Monday.

The top seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair thrashed Uzbek Akgul Amanmuradova and Rik De Voest of South Africa in straight sets 6-4 6-2 in the second round to move to quarterfinals for the sixth time in last eight grand slam events.

Paes-Cara duo runner-up in US mixed doubles

Paes-Cara duo runner-up in US mixed doubles

India’s Leander Paes and Cara Black of Zimbabwe failed to overcome last hurdle in their way of US Open mixed doubles crown as they went down to Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott of US in the final on the Arthur Ashe court at Flushing Meadows on Friday.

The top seeded and defending champions Paes-Cara were upset by the unseeded US pair in straight sets 6-2 6-4. Paes-Cara looked off color in the match and they committed many unforced errors.

Paes-Cara duo enters into US Open final

Paes-Cara duo enters into US Open finalIndia's Leander Paes and Cara Black of Zimbabwe have stormed into the final of the mixed doubles event of the US open for the second successive time after defeating Taipei-Zimbabwe pair of Su-Wei Hsieh and Kevin Ullyett in the semifinal at the Flushing Meadows on Tuesday.  

The defending champions Paes and Cara ousted their fifth seeded opponents in a three setter match 6-2, 3-6, 10-5. The Indo-Zimbabwean pair fought hard and raced away with the match after it went to tie-breaker.  

Paes-Cara Duo Loses In Mixed Doubles Final

Paes-Cara Duo Loses In Mixed Doubles FinalThe top seeded pair of India’s Leander Paes and Zimbabwean Cara Black has lost the final match of the mixed double event of the Wimbledon championship in London on Sunday.

The ninth seeded pair of Mark Knowles of Bahamas and Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany has won the Wimbledon title after defeating Paes-Cara duo in the final match in the straight sets by 7-5.

Knowles-Anna duo made a strong comeback to win the first set after trailing by 5-2 as they won eight games in a row.

Paes-Cara Duo Breezes Into The Grand Finale

Paes-Cara Duo Breezes Into The Grand FinaleThe top seeded pair of India’s Leander Paes and Zimbabwean Cara Black has advanced into the final of the mixed double event of the Wimbledon championship after defeating Stephen Huss of Australia and Spanish Virginia Ruano Pascual in London on Friday.

Paes-Cara duo has outplayed the 12th seeded pair of Huss-Pascual in the straight sets by 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinal of mixed double event, which lasted for 71 minutes.

Paes-Cara duo breezes into semifinals

Paes-Cara duo breezes into semifinalsThe top seeded pair of India’s Leander Paes and his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black has stormed into the semifinals of the mixed double event of the Wimbledon championship where they will meet 12th seeded pair of Australian Stephen Huss and his Spaniard partner Virginia Ruano Pascual.

Paes-Cara duo has recorded a convincing win over the 11th seeded pair of Andre Sa and Ai Sugiyama as they defeated their opponents in straight sets by 6-3 6-3 in the quarterfinal in London on Thursday.

Paes-Black Advances As Bhupati-Sania Crashes Out

Paes-Black Advances As Bhupati-Sania Crashes OutIndia’s Leander Paes and his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black advanced into the quarterfinals of the mixed double event of the Wimbledon after defeating Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupati and Sania Mirza in London on Monday.

Paes-Cara duo has defeated the 13th seeded pair of Bhupati-Sania by 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-3 in the third round of the mixed double event of the Wimbledon championship.

The first set was easily won by the top seeded pair of Paes-Cara but in the second set Bhupati-Sania came back strongly as they won the second set which went to tie-breaker.

Paes-Black duo advances to second round of French Open

Paes-Black duo advances to second round of French OpenLeander Paes and his partner Cara Black, 2nd seed, have entered into second round of mixed doubles of the French Open.

 Paes-Black defeated Virginie Razzano and Jeff Coetzee in straight set by 6-3, 6-3.

Paes-Black duo wasted three break points and also dropped their serve once, but they did not give any chance to unseeded pair of Virginie Razzano and Jeff Coetzee and won match in style.




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