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Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semis of Tokyo Open

Defending champions Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

sports Updated: Sep 19, 2014 08:17 IST

Defending champions Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open at Tokyo on Thursday.

Sania and Cara needed 62 minutes to dispatch the Swiss pair 6-4 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the USD 1,000,000 hard court event.

The top seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair broke the rivals seven times but also lost its serve four times in the contest.

They next face Serbian-Spanish combine of Jelena Jankovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja.

From Tokyo, Sania will fly straight to Incheon in Korea to compete in the Asian Games.