Australian Open: Super Sania rampages into round of 16 in women's and mixed doubles

Melbourne: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza continued her rampaging run, advancing to the pre-quarterfinals of both the women's doubles and mixed doubles on an all win day for the country's players at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Saturday.

Sania Mirza during her first round mixed-doubles match at the Australian Open. Getty

Sania Mirza during her first round mixed-doubles match at the Australian Open. Getty

In women's doubles, top-seeded Sania and Martina Hingis sailed past the Ukrainian duo of Lyudmyla Kichenok and Nadiia Kichenok 6-2 6-3 to enter the pre-quarters.

In the mixed event, Sania and Croat Ivan Dodig, also seeded top, got the better of Australians Ajla Tomljanovic and Nick Kyrgios 7-5 6-1.

Sania and Martina will next face the Russian-Italian combo of Svetlana Kuznetsova and Roberta Vinci.

In the mixed draw, Sania and Dodig will square off against the Kazakh-Pakistani team of Yaroslava Shvedova and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.

Indians also enjoyed a good day in the junior competition. In the girls' competition, 10th seed Pranjala Yadlapalli defeated Japan's Mayuka Aikawa 6-4 5-7 6-1.

Karman Thandi had smooth victory over Australia's Olivia Gadecki, beating her 6-3 6-4.

PTI


Updated Date: Jan 23, 2016 20:57 PM

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