Sania in doubles final of Dubai Open

Feb 23, 2013, 02:54 IST | IANS

Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands yesterday entered their second final of the season defeating Australia's Anastasia Rodinova and Zimbabwean Cara Black in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

The Indo-American pair took one hour and 20 minutes to complete a 6-2, 7-5 victory. The battle was tougher than what the scoreline suggests and Sania-Bethanie got over the line by winning crucial points.

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza

They converted three of their five break points while Black and Rodionova wasted the five opportunities they got.  Sania-Bethanie play either Nuria Llagostera Vives and Jie Zheng or Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik in the title clash.

The Indo-American combine started 2013 by winning the Brisbane International before losing in the first round of the Australian Open.

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