"--Indo-Asia News Service"
Beijing, Oct 4 - India's Sania Mirza and her partner Nuria Llagostera Vives moved into the women's doubles semi-finals of China Open tennis with a come-from-behind win against Julia Goerges and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova here Thursday.

The Indo-Spanish combine, seeded fifth, won 4-6, 6-4, 16-14 against the German-Czech pair in one hour and 34 minutes in the quarter-finals.

Sania and Nuria were erratic and lost as many as eight breakpoints in the first set before conceding lead.

Sania and Nuria lost serve in the second set as well but did well to break the rivals twice to draw parity and take the match to the tie-breaker, which was an evenly contested affair.

In the men's event, Indian duo Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna also qualified for the quarter-finals with an emphatic 6-3, 6-0 win over Chinese wild card pair of Mao-Xin Gong and Zhang Ze.

--Indo-Asia News Service

abr/dg


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 INDIA (136901 views)
 INDIAN (47121 views)
 WOMEN (22463 views)
 BEIJING (21430 views)
 GERMAN (11581 views)
 PATH (6541 views)
 LAGOS (4660 views)
 PANNA (4492 views)
 SANIA MIRZA (3997 views)
 MBI (4023 views)
 MAHESH BHUPATHI (3270 views)
 WILD CARD (2411 views)
 BOPANNA (1191 views)
 ROHAN BOPANNA (1031 views)
 ZHANG (781 views)
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:253500471047
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Asia


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.