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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

Tennis

Sania wins fourth title of the season
PTI
Tokyo, September 28, 2013
First Published: 18:49 IST(28/9/2013)
Last Updated: 02:23 IST(29/9/2013)

Sania Mirza continued her impressive run as she captured her fourth title of the season and 18th overall with Cara Black of Zimbabwe, recording a come-from-behind win over Liezel Huber and Hao Ching Chan to lift the Pan Pacific Open trophy, in Tokyo on Saturday.

The unseeded slayers of the top seeds in the semifinals, pipped the American-Taipei combination 4-6 6-0 11-9 in one hour and 25 minutes.

After losing the opening set, Sania and Cara made a stunning recovery as they bageled their opponents with three breaks to push the match to super tiebreaker, where the Indian-Zimbabwean combo rallied again to edge past the rivals 11-9 win.

Ecstatic after the win, Sania tweeted, "#champions #yesss #wedidit #comeonnnnnn".

Sania has been struggling to find consistent partners this season and Saturday's title was her fourth with a third different partner.

She won the Brisbane and Dubai events with American Bethanie Mattek Sands and the New Haven title came with Chinese Jie Zheng.


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