Watson into mixed doubles final at Wimbledon

Defending champ Watson outs top seeded Mirza in mixed

Watson and Kontinen will now face Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski--who defeated the Croatian pair of Nikola Mektic and Ana Konjuh 7-6 (5), 6-2--in the quarterfinals.

Bopanna and Dabrowski started off well with a narrow win in the first set before Kontinen and Watson took their game up a notch to take the second.

The final score of a thrilling clash that lasted for nearly two hours read 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 5-7, in favour of Kontinen and Watson.

Murray and Hingis defeated Marcelo Demoliner and María José Martínez Sánchez 6-2, 7-5, while Watson and Kontinen, the defending champions, overcame Bruno Soares and Elena Vesnina, the second seeds, 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3 in an entertaining three-setter.

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Guernsey's Heather Watson is into the mixed doubles final at Wimbledon for the second year in a row.

Bopanna has already exited from the men's doubles while Sania Mirza has also been knocked out of both the women's doubles and mixed doubles events with her respective partners.

Things are done in the junior event too with early defeats for Mahak Jain, Zeel Desai, Mihika Yadav and Siddhanth Banthia in the girls and boys events.

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