Miami, April 1: Sania Mirza and her partner Barbora Strycova fought off a strong challenge from Marti Hingis and Chan Yung–Jan to reach the women’s double fil at the Miami Open tennis tourment.
Sania and Barbora lost the opening set of their semi–fil clash here on Friday evening before staging a superb comeback to script a 6–7, 6–1, 10–4 against their fifth seeded opponents.
The third seeded Indo–Czech pair will face the unseeded Cadian–Chinese team of Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan in the battle for the title.
Sania, who had bagged the women’s doubles title alongside American star Bethanie Mattek–Sands at the Brisbane Open in January, will be eyeing her second title of the year.
This will also be her second fil with Barbora this year. The duo had reached the fil of the Sydney Intertiol earlier this year where they lost to the Timea Babos of Hungary and Astasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia. IANS