Sania Mirza enters US Open doubles semi-finals

By: | Published: September 8, 2017 3:57 AM

Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Shuai Peng entered the women's doubles semi-finals of the US Open tennis tournament with a straight sets win over Timea Babos of Hungary and Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic.

Sania Miza, US Open, Shuai Peng, Hungary,  Czech RepublicThe fourth seeded Sino-Indian pair needed an hour and 56 minutes to carve out a 7-6, 6-4 victory over their fifth seeded opponents in the quarter-finals. (AP)

Indian star Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Shuai Peng entered the women’s doubles semi-finals of the US Open tennis tournament with a straight sets win over Timea Babos of Hungary and Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic in New York on Thursday.

The fourth seeded Sino-Indian pair needed an hour and 56 minutes to carve out a 7-6, 6-4 victory over their fifth seeded opponents in the quarter-finals.

They will meet the winner of the quarter-final clash between H.A Chan of Taipei and S. Zhang of China and the Taipei-Swiss pair of Y. Chan and Martina Hingis for a place in the final.

The seventh seeded Czech pair of L. Hradecka and K. Siniakova will take on third seeded compatriots L. Safarova and B. Strycova in the other semi-final.

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