Mirza-Strycova enter Pan Pacific Open final

Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova defeated unseeded pair of Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski and Spain’s Maria Jose Martina Sanchez 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 to enter the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open

Sania Mirza Strycova

Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova are playing in their third tournament together. (File photo)   -  PTI

India’s Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova defeated unseeded pair of Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski and Spain’s Maria Jose Martina Sanchez 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 to enter the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open, here today.

The second seeds had defeated had won against Japan’s Miyu Kato and China’s Yifan Xu 6-2, 6-2 in their quarterfinal encounter.

This is Sania and Strycova’s third tournament together.

Last month, Sania and Strycova won the Cincinnati Open title with a 7-5, 6-4 win in the final against her previous partner Martina Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe. However, they were ousted from the US Open after losing in straight sets in the quarterfinal to Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic.