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)