Indian Aces edge past Singapore Slammers in IPTL
Abu Dhabi: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna got past Bruno Soares and Daniela Hantuchova in the mixed-doubled match as Micromax Indian Aces edged past DBS Singapore Slammers in the UAE leg of the Indian Premier Tennis League, here yesterday.
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna
Indian Aces were given a hard time by the Singapore team but they won four of the five games and won Match 19 of the tournament 28-24 in terms of more sets won.
Sania and Bopanna combined well to win a closely contested battle against the Brazilian-Slovak pair of Soares and Hantuchova 6-5.
In the legends face off, Fabrice Santoro from Indian Aces sailed past former World No.1 Patrick Rafter of Australia 6-3.
Serbian ace Ana Ivanovic also worked wonders for the Aces as the World No.5 beat Huntuchova 6-5 in the women's singles match.
Bopanna also paired with Gael Monfils in the men's doubles to teach Lleyton Hewitt and Soares a lesson as the Indo-French outplayed the Australian-Brazilian pair 6-3.
But Monfils tripped against Tomas Berdych 4-8 in the men's singles encounter but Indian Aces took were the team left smiling.