Australian Open: Sania-Barbora In Doubles Round 3
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) January 20, 2017
Fourth-seeded Sania and Barbora defeated the Australian-Chinese pair of Samantha Stosur and Shuai Zhang 6-1 6-4 in a match that lasted for one hour 21 minutes in a second round duel in Melbourne on Friday.
The Indo-Czech pair was in the lead from the very first set by breaking them thrice out of the five attempts and eased into a race to a 4-0 lead in the first set. Though Samantha and Shuai played a good game, Mirza and Strycova outplayed them.
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) January 18, 2017
The Indo-Czech pair finished runners-up at last week’s Apia International in Sydney.
The pair Mirza-Strycova is playing their first Australian Open together after the Indian split with her long-time partner Martina Hingis late last year.
#Ausopen Sania Mirza & Barbora Strycova (Czech) advances to round 3 after defeating S Stosur(Aus)& Zhang(China) by 6-1,6-4 in Women’s Double
— ANI (@ANI_news) January 20, 2017
Mirza-Strycova will next face off with the winner of the match between the French-Polish team of Alize Cornet-Magda Linette and the Japanese pairing of Eri Hozumi-Miyu Kato.
Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the men’s doubles after his second round match at Melbourne Park on Friday.
Feature Image Credit: Indian Express
Join Us on https://www.facebook.com/SheThePeoplePage
Follow Us on https://twitter.com/SheThePeopleTV