Thursday, May 12, 2016

Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza ease into Italian Open quarters

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis made their way into the quarterfinals of the Italian Open after a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 win over Su-Wei Hsieh and Oksana Kalashnikova in a little over an hour.

They next face the pairing of either Raquel Atawo / Abigail Spears or Julia Goerges / Karolina Pliskova.

Mirza-Hingis broke the serve of the Taipei-Georgia pairing five times out of 11 to capitalise on their chances and wrap things up with ease.

The Indo-Swiss team had their serve broken twice as well but they did not let that affect their chances in the short match.

Unseeded Hsieh and Kalashnikova were broken three times in the first set and twice in the second. On the other hand, Mirza and Hingis were broken only in the first set and didn’t face any break points in the second set.

The World No 1 pairing have lost two straight finals in the past fortnight at Stuttgart and Madrid while working towards lifting their fourth straight Grand Slam at the French Open which begins on May 22.

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