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Sania-Zheng storm into US open women's doubles semifinals

Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Jie Zheng stormed into the semi-finals of the women’s doubles of the US Open with a straight sets victory over fourth seeds Su-Wei Hsieh and Shuai Peng in New York.

sports Updated: Sep 06, 2013 00:14 IST

Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Jie Zheng stormed into the semi-finals of the women’s doubles of the US Open with a straight sets victory over fourth seeds Su-Wei Hsieh and Shuai Peng in New York.

The 10th seeded Sania-Zheng pair had little trouble in defeating the current Wimbledon champions Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei and Peng Shuai of China 6-4 7-6 in exactly an hour and 50 minutes to advance to the last four stage.

Sania and Zheng will meet eighth seeds — Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua — in the semi-final.

Sania and Zheng were quick to seize the initiative and a single break was enough to give them the opening set.

The second set went on serve before the Indo-Chinese combination secured a mini-break and held their serve thereafter to pocket the match.

For records, it will Sania’s first semi-final appearance in the US Open and her fourth overall in a major tournament.

The Indian tennis ace has now reached the last four stage in the women’s doubles at all the four major tournaments.

Coming into the last Slam of the year, Sania and Zheng won the New Haven tournament.