Sania Mirza reaches doubles pre-quarterfinals at Indian Wells

Sania and her Belgian partner Kirsten Flipkens beat Japanese-Serbian duo of Shuko Aoyama and Aleksandra Krunic 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 in the opening round match on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Sania Mirza in action.   -  V V SUBRAHMANYAM

Sania Mirza in partnership with Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium beat Shuko Aoyama and Aleksandra Krunic 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 in the doubles first round of the WTA1000 tennis tournament in Indian Wells.

In the pre-quarterfinals, Sania and Flipkens will play fifth seeds Gabriela Dabrowski and Giuliana Olmos.

In the ATP Challenger in Mexico, Prajnesh Gunneswaran beat Jason Jung 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 to set up a semifinal against Go Soeda of Japan.

In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Australia, Rutuja Bhosale and Ankita Raina set up a title clash in doubles against Alexandra Bozovic and Weronika Falkowska.

The results:

WTA1000 Indian Wells, US
Doubles (first round): Kirsten Flipkens (Bel) & Sania Mirza bt Shuko Aoyama (Jpn) & Aleksandra Krunic (Srb) 6-3, 3-6, [10-7].

ATP Challenger, Monterrey, Mexico
Singles (quarterfinals): Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Jason Jung (Tpe) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4.

$25,000 ITF women, Bendigo, Australia
Doubles (semifinals): Rutuja Bhosale & Ankita Raina bt Jang Su Jeong (Kor) & Ya-Hsuan Lee (Tpe) 6-1, 7-5.

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