Sania-Hingis make winning start in Rome

Sania-Hingis make winning start in Rome

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-05-12 11:37 Rome: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis progressed through to the quarterfinals of theItalian Open with a straight setsvictory in the women's doubles event in Rome.After receiving a bye in the opening round, the Indo-Swiss pair recorded 6-3, 6-3 win over Taipei-Georgia pair of Su-Wei Hsieh and Oksana Kalashnikova in the second round contest that lasted little over an hour.Sania and Hingis, the Australian Open champions, are eyeing their 14th title together.Since their 41-match winning streak ended in Doha, the top-seeded pair have stumbled in their recent tournaments, going down in the Madrid Masters and Stuttgart Open finals, while making a second-round exits at the Miami Masters as well as at the Indian Wells. (ANI)