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Sania-Hingis march into Italian Open semis

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Rome: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis have booked their place in the semi-finals of the Italian Open after securing a straight sets win in the women’s doubles event here on Friday.

The top-ranked pair outclassed American duo of Raquel Atawo Abigail Spears 6-4, 6-2 in the thrilling quarter-final contest that lasted for one hour and six minutes.

Sania and Hingis, the Australian Open champions, are eyeing their 14th women’s doubles title together.

Since their 41-match winning streak ended in Doha, the Indo-Romanian 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)

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