Wimbledon: Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis advance to quarter-finals

  • IANS, London
  • Updated: Jul 06, 2015 20:16 IST

The Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis stormed into the women's doubles quarter-finals at the Wimbledon Championships on Friday by beating the 16th-seeded Spanish team of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-4, 6-3 in just 66 minutes.

Mirza and Hingis broke their rivals twice in the opening set and three times in the second set. They lost serve once in the opening set and twice in the second.

Overall, they were easily the stronger pair, winning more points on their first serves, having four times the number of winners to their opponents and also winning five break points in comparison to three taken by Garrigues and Santonja. They also won 59 of the 104 points played in the match.

In the last game of the contest, with Mirza serving for the match, the top-seeded duo easily won four straight points to seal the match.

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