Hyderabad: India captain Sania Mirza led from the front as the hosts registered a 2-1 victory over Philippines in the final of the Asia/Oceania group II of the Fed Cup tennis tournament, on Saturday.
Sania Mirza applauds during India's Fed Cup-Oceania Group II Tennis Championship final against Philippines at the Fateh Maidan Tennis Complex. Pic/AFP
India's Prarthana G Thombare defeated Anna Clarice Patrimonio 6-3, 6-1 before Ankita Raina was defeated by Katharina Lehnert 6-2, 5-7, 5-7 in the second singles match.
Sania, who joined the campaign in the doubles match, then showed a glimpse of her brilliance by securing a 6-3, 6-3 win in the third rubber for India in the company of Thombare.