Sania Mirza, Barbora Strycova enter Japan Open final

  • PTI, Tokyo
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2016 17:05 IST
This is Sania Mirza, right, and Barbora Strycova’s second final as a team. (AP)

India’s Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova defeated unseeded pair of Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski and Spain’s Maria Jose Martina Sanchez 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 to enter the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Friday.

The second seeds had won against Japan’s Miyu Kato and China’s Yifan Xu 6-2, 6-2 in their quarter-final encounter.

They will next face the winners of the match between China’s Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang and third-seeded Raquel Atawo and Abigail Spears from the United States.

This is Sania and Strycova’s third tournament together.

Last month, the Indo-Czech duo won the Cincinnati Open title with a 7-5, 6-4 win in the final against former partner Martina Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe of the United States. However, the pair were ousted from the US Open after losing in straight sets in the quarterfinal to Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic.

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