Sania lone Indian to survive at Miami
Miami (PTI): Sania Mirza kept the Indian hopes alive by progressing to the women's doubles quarter-finals even as country's challenge ended in the...
Miami (PTI): Sania Mirza kept the Indian hopes alive by progressing to the women's doubles quarter-finals even as country's challenge ended in the men's doubles with the defeat of Rohan Bopanna and his partner Rajeev Ram in the second round of ATP-WTA Sony Open, here Sania and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands overcame a fighting pair of Jarmila Gajdosova and Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 3-6, 10-7 in the second round. They will now fight it out with Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci for a place in the semifinals.A In the men's doubles second round, unseeded Bopanna and Ram were knocked out by formidable second-seeded pair of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-4, 7-6(5). Somdev Devvarman was floored by world number one Novak Djokovic in the men's singles while Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi had exited from the doubles after suffering second-round defeats with their respective partners. Murray, Williams advance Reigning US Open champion and second seed Andy Murray blasted nine aces en route to a 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 victory over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of the Miami Masters. Murray, who won this event four years ago, needed one hour and 54 minutes to oust the 29th-seeded Dimitrov. Murray said he got off to a slow start but soon figured out how to cause problems for his opponent.