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Sania upsets Hingis in Korea Open

Mirza avenges her semis loss to the Swede in Sunfeast Open. Have your say

india Updated: Sep 29, 2006 19:54 IST
United News of India
United News of India

Sania Mirza scripted a sensational come-from-behind victory against Martina Hingis, beating the world number nine Swiss 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 in the second round of the Korea Open at Seoul.

The 19-year-old Indian ace, who was at her devastating best, thus revenges her semi-final loss to Hingis in the Sunfeast Open last week.

After losing the first set in a see-saw battle, the Hyderabadi subjected the former world number one rival to abject surrender winning the second set without dropping a single game.

Hingis came back strongly in the decider, but the world number 59 Indian held on to her nerves and pocketed the set and the match for an upset victory over the top seeded rival.

Sania now meets Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain in the quarter-finals of the 145,000 dollar Tier IV tournament.

First Published: Sep 28, 2006 14:21 IST