After early exits in the BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open, Australian Open champions Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis returned to winning ways on Wednesday after securing an easy win in the 2016 Stuttgart tennis tournament. Mirza and Hingis, who had crashed out in the opening round in the last edition, eased past the Japanese pair of Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato in a one-sided game.
The Indo-Swiss duo won 68% of their first service points and broke the Japanese pair twice in the opening set to pocket the set 6-1. Although, Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato broke the top seeds in the second set, Sania and Hingis bounced back by breaking the Japanese duo four times and by winning 70% of their first services in the set, to register an easy opening victory.
The Indo-Swiss duo will next face Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková of the Czech Republic in the quarters on Thursday.