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Sania Mirza in Dubai Open final

Modified 22 Feb 2013

WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship - Day Five

Dubai - Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands Friday entered their second final of the season defeating Australia’s Anastasia Rodionova and Zimbabwean Cara Black in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

The Indo-American pair took one hour and 20 minutes to complete a 6-2, 7-5 victory.

The battle was tougher than what the scoreline suggests and Sania-Bethanie got over the line by winning the crucial points. They converted three of their five break points while Black and Rodionova wasted the five opportunities they got.

Sania-Bethanie play either Nuria Llagostera Vives and Jie Zheng or Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik in the title clash.

The Indo-American combine started 2013 by winning the Brisbane International before losing in the first round of the Australian Open.

Published 22 Feb 2013, 18:47 IST
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