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Sania advances in Vancouver ITF event

Targetting her second consecutive singles title, top seed Sania Mirza faced stiff resistance from American Mallory Cecil before snatching a hard earned win in the first round of the ITF women's tournament in Vancouver.

sports Updated: Aug 06, 2009, 23:19 IST
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Targetting her second consecutive singles title, top seed Sania Mirza faced stiff resistance from American Mallory Cecil before snatching a hard earned win in the first round of the ITF women's tournament in Vancouver.

Sania, edged past 410-ranked Mallory 6-4, 7-5 in her opening match of the $75,000 hard court event. Prakash Amritraj, however, crashed out in the second round, losing 4-6, 1-6 to Marcos Baghdatis.

Sania will next face American Laura Granville, who moved ahead after her Japanese opponent Aiko Nakamura opted out during the third set.

ht epaper

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