Sania Mirza-Shuai Zhang pair enters Ostrava Open final

The second seeded Indo-Chinese duo defeated the Japanese pair 6-2 7-5 in the semifinals in one hour 21 minutes.

Zhang and Mirza in action against Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya on Saturday.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Sania Mirza and Shuai Zhang pair beat Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya 6-2, 7-5 in the doubles semifinals of the $565,530 WTA tennis tournament in Czech Republic.

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The 34-year-old Sania now has a chance to win her first title of the 2021 season. She had a runners-up finish at the WTA 250 Cleveland event in the USA last month with Chirstina Mchale.

The results

$565,530 WTA, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Doubles (semifinals): Shuai Zhang (Chn) & Sania Mirza bt Eri Hozumi & Makoto Ninomiya (Jpn) 6-2, 7-5.

$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia
Doubles (semifinals): Yasmine Mansouri (Fra) & Himari Sato (Jpn) bt Honoka Kobayashi (Jpn) & Jennifer Luikham 6-0, 6-3.

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