Wuhan Open: Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova advance to third round with hard-fought win

Wuhan: Indian star Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Barbora Strycova defeated Gabriela Dabrowski and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez over three hard fought sets to enter the third round of the Wuhan Open tennis tournament on Tuesday.

The Indo-Czech combination defeated their Canadian-Spanish opponents 3-6, 6-3, 10-5 in the second round encounter.

File photo of Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Barbora Strycova. AP

File photo of Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Barbora Strycova. AP

Sania and Strycova will next take on the winners of the match between Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova and Timea Bacsinszky and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Sania paired up with Strycova after splitting from earlier women's doubles partner Martina Hingis of Switzerland.

The duo have produced a series of good performances since then. Their first tournament together was the Cincinnati Open where they defeated Hingis and CoCo Vandeweghe in the final.

They have lost just one match since then, in the US Open where they crashed out of the quarter-finals.

They won their second title last week when they won the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo last week.

The recent run of good results mean that Sania continue to be world number one in the women's doubles rankings with 9,730 points, but only five points separate her from estranged partner Hingis (9,725).


Updated Date: Sep 27, 2016 22:28 PM

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