Miami Open: Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova sail into women’s doubles final – The pair beat Martina Hingis-Chan Yung-Jan
Barbora Strycova and Sania Mirza (AFP)
Keeping the hopes of billions of Indians alive, tennis ace Sania Mirza has reached Miami Open women’s doubles final with her partner Barbora Strycova.
The pair of Mirza-Strycova defeated Mirza’s former partner Martina Hingis who had teamed up with Chan Yung-Jan. The Indo-Czech pair beat Swiss-Taiwanese pair 7-6 (8), 6-1, (10-4), reports ESPN.
Hingis-Chan, the winning pair of Indian Wells, put up a good fight in the first set taking early advantage of Mirza-Strycova failing to convert important points into wins. But quickly finding their rhythm, the latter pair took 4-0 lead in the second set.
Hingis and Chan fought back to make it 4-5 but Mirza-Strycova won five consecutive points to take the match.
Semis winner will now face unseeded pair of Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan in the final