Ostrava (Czech Republic). India’s star tennis player Sania Mirza won her first title of the season on Sunday. Sania, along with her Chinese partner Shuai Zhang, defeated Kaitlin Christian and Erin Ratliff in the doubles final of the Ostrava Open. The second-seeded pair of India and China defeated the third-seeded American duo of Christian and New Zealand’s Ratliff 6-3, 6-2 in 1 hour and 4 minutes.
Sania and Zhang, 34, defeated Japan’s fourth seeds Irie Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya in straight sets 6-2, 7-5 in the semifinals of this WTA 500 event. He continued his excellent performance in the finals as well. Sania-Zhang won the first set of the final 6-3, then had no trouble winning the second set.
Sania was playing in the final for the second time in the season. She previously made it to the final of the WTA 250 Cleveland event in the US last month with Christina Mashal, where the pair lost.
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First Published: Sep 26, 2021, 18:11 IST