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Tennis

Sania-Cara win China Open trophy
PTI
Beijing, October 06, 2013
First Published: 00:10 IST(6/10/2013)
Last Updated: 00:14 IST(6/10/2013)

Sania Mirza won her second title in a row as she lifted the China Open trophy with Cara Black, demolishing the challenge of Vera Dushevina and Arantxa Parra Santonja in straight sets, here today.

The eighth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair thrashed the Russian-Spanish combo 6-2 6-2 in the summit clash, which lasted one hour and six minutes.

Sania and Cara had won Pan Pacific Open in Toyko last week and the two players have now won nine matches on the trot.

It is fifth title of the season for the Indian ace and 19th overall.

Sania had won the New Haven event with Chinese Zheng before teaming up with Cara.

Early in the season, she captured titles in Dubai and Brisbane with American partner Bethanie-Mattek Sands.

After Bethanie-Mattek decided to put all her energy on the singles, Sania has teamed up with four different partners -- America's Liezel Huber, Italy's Flavia Pennetta, China's Jie Zheng and now Cara.


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