Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza start off hard court season with a win in Montreal at Rogers Cup

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis made short work of their trans-atlantic opponents Naomi Broady and Shelby Rogers in the second round of the Rogers Cup. The top seeds hardly broke a sweat as they swept aside the challenge with an identical 6-1, 6-1 margin to enter the quarters.

Sania and Hingis have not had a great month which assumes importance with the Olympics looming a week ahead. The defending champions crashed out in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon losing to Timea Babos-Yaroslava Shvedova and would be looking to go into the quadrennial event on a high with a win at the Rogers Cup.

The pair made a good start to their hopes with an emphatic win over Brit Naomi Brady and USA's Shelby Rogers in just under 44 minutes in the second round. Although they were not at their best committing 4 double faults, SanTina proved to be the better on the day.

The pair will face the American duo of Christina Mchale and Asia Muhammad in the quarterfinal today.

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