Sania coasts to opening round win in women’s doubles

Melbourne, Jan 21:

The Indo-Taiwanese pair of Sania Mirza and Hsieh Su-wei got their Australian Open tennis tournament campaign off to a strong start, winning their first round match 6-2, 6-0 against Maria Irigoyen of Argentina and Romina Oprandi of Switzerland here Wednesday.

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza

Sania, who recently reached her career best doubles ranking of No.5 for the second time, started the match in a dominating fashion at the Melbourne Park.

The Indo-Taiwanese pair asserted their dominance early in the match and ultimately hit 23 winners compared to a mere eight by their opponents.

Under pressure, their opponents committed 21 unforced errors, 13 more than the Sania-Hsieh pair who claimed the match in 30 minutes. IANS

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