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Miami Open: Sania and Martina

download (19) Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are in line to win their second title in a row as they breezed into the final of the Miami Open with a straight sets win over Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair got the better of seventh seeds 6-2 6-4 in the semifinals of the USD 5,381,235, WTAPremier tournament. On the summit clash, they will take on Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, whom they had defeated in the final of the BNP Paribas Open two weeks ago.

The No. 2-seeded Makarova and Vesnina beat No.9 seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-4 6-2. Crucially, Sania and Martina won five of the available breakpoints to that of two out of 10 chances for Timea and Kristina.”We’re still learning to play with each other so it’s good to play against a tough team like that. They’re really good,” Sania said.

“We were down a break in the first set so we’re happy we were able to get it back and win the first set 6-2. We’re just happy to be in another final now.”Their opponents in the final — Ekaterina and Elena — overcame Czech ninth seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 6-2 in the other semifinal. Talking about the match, the Swiss great said,”It was a great match. I’d never played this team before, and I know it was a good test for us in our second tournament together – it’s nice to get a tough team like that to play against. Talking about the match, the Swiss great said,” It was a great match. I’d never played this team before, and I know it was a good test for us in our second tournament together – it’s nice to get a tough team like that to play against.”