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Sania leads India to victory over Philippines

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
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.

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