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Pacific Open: Sania-Sugiyama in 2nd round

The duo beat Anotonella Serra Zanetti of Italy and Stepahnie Foretz of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the first round.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 13:22 IST
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Sania Mirza marked her return from an elbow injury with a come from behind victory in the women's doubles at the $2.1 million WTA Tour Pacific Life Open in California, USA, on Thursday.

The 19-year old India, who suffered the injury on her serving arm two weeks ago, partnered Ai Sugiyama of Japan to defeat Anotonella Serra Zanetti of Italy and Stepahnie Foretz of France 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Tier 1 event at Indian Wells.

Sania, whose world ranking had slipped to 45, had a bye in the singles first round and was to play a qualifier in the second round.