Wimbledon: Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis cruise into third round

  • IANS, London
  • Updated: Jul 04, 2015 18:11 IST

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis advanced comfortably to the third round of the women's doubles event, beating the Japanese-Italian pair of Kimiko Date-Krumm and Francesca Schiavone 6-0, 6-1 at Wimbledon on Friday.

The top-seeded duo took just 45 minutes at Court 12 to advance.

The Indo-Swiss duo were ruthless from the very beginning and dominated the contest throughout, winning 56 of the 81 points played in the match, double-faulting only twice and forcing their opponents into six unforced errors.

"We're playing really well, so I was confident going into the match," Hingis said after the match.

"I've known Kimiko and Francesca for a long time and we knew it could be difficult, but we started well and kept our level up for the whole match."

They defeated unseeded opponents Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan and Zheng Saisai of China 6-2, 6-2 in the first round on Thursday.

In the third round, Sania-Martina will meet the winning pair in the match between New Zealand-English duo of Marina Erakovic-Heather Watson and Spanish duo of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Arantxa Parra Santonja.

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