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Sania-Chuang pair clinches MPS Group doubles title

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza lifted her first WTA title of the year, teaming up with Chinese Taipei’s Chia-Jung Chuang to clinch the women’s doubles trophy at the $220,000 MPS Group Championships in Florida.

sports Updated: Apr 13, 2009 10:00 IST

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza lifted her first WTA title of the year, teaming up with Chinese Taipei’s Chia-Jung Chuang to clinch the women’s doubles trophy at the $220,000 MPS Group Championships in Florida.

The unseeded duo stunned the top seeded Czech-American combine of Kveta Peschke and Lisa Raymond 6-3 4-6 10-7 in a gruelling one and a half hour battle to nocth up their first title together.

“This was our second tournament together, so we have had a lot more match practice together. Kveta and Lisa have been playing for a long time and they’re really experienced, and we’re really happy to have beaten them,” an elated Sania said after the win that made her and Chuang richer by $11,000.

For Sania, it was also her eighth career doubles title and her first in more than a year. The Indian last won a doubles title in August 2007 with Italian Mara Santangelo at the New Haven hard-court event in USA.