Sania Mirza in pre-quarters of doubles and mixed doubles

Melbourne: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza continued her rampaging run, advancing to the pre-quarterfinals of both the women's doubles and mixed doubles on an all-win day for the country's players at the Australian Open here on Saturday.

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza

In women's doubles, top-seeded Sania and Martina Hingis sailed past the Ukrainian duo of Lyudmyla Kichenok and Nadiia Kichenok 6-2, 6-3 to enter the pre-quarters. In the mixed event, Sania and Croat Ivan Dodig, also seeded top, got the better of Australians Ajla Tomljanovic and Nick Kyrgios 7-5, 6-1.

Indians also enjoyed a good day in the junior competition. In the girls' competition, 10th seed Pranjala Yadlapalli defeated Japan's Mayuka Aikawa 6-4, 5-7, 6-1. Karman Thandi had smooth victory over Australia's Olivia Gadecki, beating her 6-3, 6-4.



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