Sania-Bethanie enter doubles final in Brussels
Indian ace Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Australian pair Anastasia Rodionova and Casey Dellacqua 6-3, 4-6, 10-5 in the semi-finals of the WTA Brussels Open here yesterday.
The fourth seeds were made to battle for one hour and 21 minutes to secure a spot in the final of the USD 637,400 clay court Premier event.
Mirza and Mattek, who had won the Cincinnati Open doubles in 2009, will face the winners of the semi-final between Romanian-Ukranian combination Monica Niculescu and Katerina Bondarenko and Polish-Chinese duo Alicja Rosolska and Jie Zheng.
Sania will be looking to win her 14th overall doubles title in Saturday’s final.
Bopanna-Marrero lose in France
Second seeds Rohan Bopanna of India and David Marrero of Spain were stunned 3-6, 3-6 in the first round of the Nice Open by American wild cards John Isner and Sam Querrey.