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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

Tennis

Sania reaches 25th doubles final of her career
PTI
New Haven, August 23, 2013
First Published: 20:59 IST(23/8/2013)
Last Updated: 21:01 IST(23/8/2013)

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza touched another milestone in her career by reaching her 25th doubles final along with new partner Jie Zheng at the WTA New Haven Open.

Sania and Jie, seeded third, got the better of the Spanish team of Silvia Soler-Espinosa and Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3 6-3 in the semifinals of the $690,000 hard court event, the last tournament before the US Open.

Now they await the winner of the other semifinal between the pairs of fourth seeds Liezel Huber/Nuria Llagostera Vives and Anabel Medina Garrigues/ Katrina Srebotnik.

It is Sania's fourth final of the year and 25th overall, and she emerged victorious in 16 of them.

Sania, the only Indian female to win a Grand Slam title, has won two titles so far this season. Both the titles came with American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who now plays only singles.

Jheng is Sania's fourth partner of the season, having played alongside Liezel Huber, Mattek-Sands, and Flavia Penneta.


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