Today in New Delhi, India
Nov 17, 2018-Saturday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova enter women’s doubles final at Miami Open

The pair of Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova qualified for the Miami Open final after defeating Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan.

tennis Updated: Apr 01, 2017 20:50 IST
Sania Mirza,Barbora Strycova,Martina Hingis
Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova defeated Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan in the Miami Open semi-final.(AFP)

Sania Mirza and her partner Barbora Strycova fought off a strong challenge from Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan to reach the women’s double final at the Miami Open on Saturday.

Sania and Barbora lost the opening set of their semi-final clash in Miami before staging a superb comeback to script a 6-7, 6-1, 10-4 against their fifth seeded opponents.

The third seeded Indo-Czech pair will face the unseeded Canadian-Chinese team of Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan in the battle for the title.

Sania, who had bagged the women’s doubles title alongside American star Bethanie Mattek-Sands at the Brisbane Open in January, will be eyeing her second title of the year.

This will also be her second final with Barbora this year. The duo had reached the final of the Sydney International earlier this year where they lost to the Timea Babos of Hungary and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.

First Published: Apr 01, 2017 20:50 IST