Sania Mirza, Flipkens make it to quarterfinals of Miami Open

Sania and her Belgian partner Kirsten Flipkens beat Desirae Krawczyk and Demi Schoors 6-2, 6-4 in the pre-quarterfinals.

In the quarterfinals, Sania Mirza (in picture) and Flipkens will be up against Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia and Zhaoxuan Yang of China.   -  V. V. Subrahmanyam

Sania Mirza and her Belgian partner Kirsten Flipkens progressed to the women's doubles quarterfinals of the Miami Open on Monday.

The unseeded duo defeated the seventh-seeded American-Dutch pair of Desirae Krawczyk and Demi Schoors 6-2, 6-4 in the pre-quarterfinal that lasted one hour 14 minutes.

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In the quarterfinals, Sania and Flipkens will be up against Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia and Zhaoxuan Yang of China, who beat Spain's Paula Badosa and Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka 6-3, 7-6 (7) in their pre-quarterfinal fixture.

Sania and Flipkens had begun their campaign in Miami with a 6-3, 7-6 (2) win against American Ingrid Neel and 2021 US Open singles finalist Leylah Fernandez of Canada in the opening round.

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