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Sania-Bethanie move into quarters

sports Updated: Mar 26, 2013 23:56 IST

Sania Mirza kept the Indian hopes alive by progressing to the women's doubles quarter-finals even as country's challenge ended in the men's doubles with the defeat of Rohan Bopanna and his partner Rajeev Ram in the second round of Miami Masters.

Sania and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands overcame a fighting pair of Jarmila Gajdosova and Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 3-6, 10-7, and will now fight it out with Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci for a place in the semifinals. In the men’s doubles second round, unseeded Bopanna and Ram were knocked out by formidable second-seeded pair of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-4, 7-6 (5).

Sharapova wins
Maria Sharapova powered her way past another opponent in women singles event in Miami Masters on Monday as the Russian World number two remains on target to finally claim a tournament that has brought her plenty of heartbreak. The third seed shrugged off the challenge of Klara Zakopalova, easing to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over the Czech to advance to the quarterfinals and inch closer making it fifth time lucky in Florida.

Indonesia name team
Bangalore: The National Tennis Association of Indonesia Tuesday named the squad for the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I relegation tie against India to be played from April 5 to 7.

The Indonesian squad will reach the city on March 31 and start training from April 1, while the Indian players will start arriving here from March 30. Both India and Indonesia square off after losing their previous ties.