Sania-Peng pair falls in Wuhan Open semis

Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng were beaten 7-6(5), 6-4 by the top seeds Yung-Jan Chan of Chinese Taipei and Martina Hingis of Switzerland.

Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng lost their semifinal game.   -  AFP

Sania Mirza returned to the professional circuit after the US Open by reaching the doubles semifinals of the Wuhan Open in China with Shuai Peng. But she was beaten 7-6(5), 6-4 by the top seeds Yung-Jan Chan of Chinese Taipei and Martina Hingis of Switzerland on Friday.

The semifinal entry was worth 350 WTA points and $34,880 for the Indo-Chinese pair.

In the ITF women’s event in Thailand, qualifier Pranjala Yadlapalli was beaten in the semifinals by second seed Jacqueline Cako of the US.

In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in the US, Karman Kaur Thandi made the singles quarterfinals but was beaten in the doubles in partnership with Daneika Borthwick of Britain.

Kanika Vaidya had made the singles quarterfinals and doubles semifinals in Egypt, in a $15,000 event.


                                                                 Wuhan Open WTA, China

Doubles (semifinals):
Yung-Jan Chan (Tpe) & Martina Hingis (Sui) beat Shuai Peng (Chn) & Sania Mirza 7-6(5), 6-4; Quarterfinals: Shuai Peng & Sania Mirza bt Alicja Rosolska (Pol) & Abigail Spears (US) 3-6, 6-3, 10-5.

                                                           ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand

Singles (semifinals): Jacqueline Cako (US) beat Pranjala Yadlapalli 6-4, 6-1.

ITF women, Stillwater, US

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Karman Kaur Thandi beat Cristiana Ferrando (Ita) 6-4, 7-6(3).

Doubles (quarterfinals): Harriet Dart (GBR) & An Sophie Mestach (Bel) beat Daneika Borthwick (GBR) & Karman Kaur Thandi 6-1, 6-2.

ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Kanika Vaidya beat Glada Clerici (Ita) 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Pei-Chi Lee (Tpe) & Kanika Vaidya beat Valeria Bhunu (Zim) & Barbara Bonic (Srb) 6-0, 6-1.


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