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Sania enters doubles quarters

The fourth seeded Indo-Italian pair defeated Latvian Liga Dekmeijre and Turkey’s Ipek Senoglu 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the first round of the hard court event.

sports Updated: Jan 12, 2009 23:08 IST

Sania Mirza, playing her first competitive match since a long injury lay-off, and her Italian partner Francesca Schiavone reached the doubles quarterfinals of the Hobart International tournament in Hobart on Monday.

The fourth seeded Indo-Italian pair defeated Latvian Liga Dekmeijre and Turkey’s Ipek Senoglu 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the first round of the hard court event.

Sania-Francesca converted two of the seven breakpoints in the first set while saving four. In the second set, they broke their rivals thrice while dropping their serve twice. Shikha Uberoi and Germany’s Jasmin Woehr lost their first round match 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-10 to the Russian-American pair of Natalie Grandin and Abigail Spears.

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