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Sania-Hradecka pair enters semifinals of Dubai Tennis Championships 2022

Sania and Hradecka, who had received a wild card for the tournament, claimed a 7-5, 6-3 win over the Japanese-Serbian combination of Shuko Aoyama and Aleksandra Krunic.

India TV Sports Desk Edited by: India TV Sports Desk Dubai Updated on: February 17, 2022 16:28 IST
Sania Mirza
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Highlights

  • Sania is a past winner here, having lifted the title in 2013 with USA's Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  • The 35-year-old Indian tennis star had earlier announced that 2022 would be her last season
  • The Indo-Czech pair will face the winner between Shibahara-Shuai Zhang and Kichenok-Ostapenko

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Lucie Hradecka progressed to the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships with a straight set win over Japan's Shuko Aoyama and Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic here on Thursday.

Sania and Hradecka, who had received a wild card for the tournament, claimed a 7-5, 6-3 win over the Japanese-Serbian combination in the quarterfinals of the WTA 500 tournament.

The Indo-Czech pair will face the winner of the match between top seeds Japan's Ena Shibahara and China's Shuai Zhang and Ukraine's Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.

Sania is a past winner here, having lifted the title in 2013 with USA's Bethanie Mattek-Sands. The 35-year-old, who is India's most accomplished woman tennis player, having won six Grand Slam titles, including three mixed doubles trophies, had earlier announced that 2022 would be her last season.

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(Reported by PTI)

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