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Sania Mirza and Peng Shuai vs Su-Wei Hsieh and Monica Niculescu, Live score and updates, Cincinnati Masters Women's Doubles Semifinal

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 19, 2017 00:40 GMT

Mirza/Peng 4-6 6(6)-7 Hsieh/Niculescu: Final score


00:40 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

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00:40 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

So, it will be Su-Wei Hsieh and Monica Niculescu taking on second seeds Martina Hingis and Yung-Jan Chan in the final of the women's doubles at the Cincinnati Masters.

00:38 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

The match ends in straight sets but it was a close encounter through and through. The fourth seeds will be disappointed to have missed out on two set points in the second-set tiebreak. 

00:36 (GMT)19 AUG 2017


00:36 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

And it's advantage Hsieh-Niculescu now! They break serve again to make 7-6. Can they hold their nerve on their first match point?

00:35 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

From 6-4 to 6-6, the fourth seeds missed on two set points.

00:34 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

6-6 in the tiebreak! It doesn't get any closer than this.

00:32 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

And we're back on serve in this thrilling tiebreak! 5-4 to Mirza-Peng as their opponents serve now.

00:30 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

Mirza-Peng get the mini-break on the sixth point as they lead 4-2 at the break.

00:28 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

In the tiebreak, it's Mirza-Peng with an early lead at 2-1.

00:27 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

And we're headed into a tiebreak! Mirza-Peng had two break point opportunities at 15-40 but they were unable to make most of it. The unseeded duo hold their nerve to take the set to a tiebreak.

00:22 (GMT)19 AUG 2017


After 11 games, the second set remains on serve.

00:19 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

Serving to stay in the set, Hsieh-Niculescu take the 10th game to love. Now, the pressure is back on to the Indo-China pair.

00:16 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

A massive hold by the fourth seeds! From 0-30 down, they strike back and take four points in a row to win the game.

00:12 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

From 0-30 down, the Hsieh and Niculescu reel off four points in a row to take the game and make it 4-4! Huge game coming up now.

00:08 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

A quickfire hold by the Indo-China pair. Take the seventh game to love.

00:05 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

So for the fourth game in a row, the serving side saves a break point and holds on to take the game! Gripping stuff!

00:00 (GMT)19 AUG 2017

The fourth seeds manage to hold on, despite conceding a break point opportunity. The second set stays on serve at 3-2!

23:56 (GMT)18 AUG 2017


Mirza/Peng miss out on a break point opportunity as things remain all square in the second.

23:55 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

The second set starts smoothly for both sides, with the first three games going on serve.

23:53 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

In the last game of the set, the unseeded duo race into a 40-0 lead. The set point is saved twice but Mirza/Peng cannot succeed the third time! First set ends 6-4!

23:52 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

After 4-4 in the first set, their service is broken as Hseih/Niculescu convert the break point at 30.

23:50 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

A disappointing turn of events for Mirza and Peng!

23:26 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

We're still on serve after seven games as the fourth seeds lead 4-3.

23:24 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

Remains all square with another hold of serve to 30 by the unseeded pair! Will we see a change in the pattern in the next game?

23:19 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

Three games now for the Indo-China pair. They lead 3-2!

23:16 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

BREAK BACK! And we're all square now both sides have had their services broken once this game. 2-2!

23:12 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

2-1! Mirza-Peng win their first game but are still a break down.

23:10 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

So, the Romanian-Taiwanese pair hold their serve to love and consolidate on the break. 2-0 in the first set!

23:07 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

And it's a break in the opening game for Hsieh and Niculescu. Not the best start for Mirza and Peng!

23:06 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

It's 30-40 and already a break point to the unseeded pair.

23:05 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

And we're underway in this contest! Mirza-Peng to serve first.

22:52 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

The first semifinal has ended and it is the Hingis-Chan pair that enters the final. They recorded a straight-set win over the Czech pair and won  7-6 6-2.

22:21 (GMT)18 AUG 2017

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's coverage of the Cincinnati Masters tournament. In this game, we bring to you the women's doubles semifinal that will feature India's Sania Mirza and China's Shuai Peng taken the pairing of Hsieh Su-wei from Taiwan and Monica Niculescu of Romania.

The Indo-China pair is seeded fourth in the competition while their opponents are unseeded. In their previous encounter in the Top 8, they had defeated the Romanian team of Irina-Camelia Begu and Raluca Olaru, who were also unseeded, by a scoreline of 6-3 6(1)-7 10-3 to enter the semis.

The other semifinal is underway and features the second and third seeds go head-to-head. The duo of Martina Hingis and Y. Chan is up against the Czech pairing of Barbara Strycova and Lucie Safarova. Stay tuned as we bring to you the latest updates from the second semifinal!
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