Guangzhou, Sep 24: Indo-Swiss tennis combine of Sania Mirza and Marti Hingis comfortably entered the women's doubles semi-fils with a straight sets victory at the $250,000 Guangzhou Open here on Thursday.
The top seeds needed just an hour and five minutes to beat unseeded German-Romanian pairing of An-Le Friedsam and Monica Niculescu 6-2, 6-3 in the quarter-fils, played on the centre court of the Guangzhou Intertiol Tennis Center. The reigning US Open champions, Sania and Marti will next take on Israeli-Swedish combition of Julia Glushko and Rebecca Peterson on Friday.
In the quarter-fils, it was an easy outing for the current Wimbledon champions who broke An-Le and Monica thrice in the first set, once more than the European pair, to easily take the first set.
The German-Romanian pair came back stronger in the second set but Sania and Marti needed only a break of serve to win the second set and the match. IANS