Asian Games 2014: Sania Mirza-Saketh Myneni Win Mixed-Doubles Gold

Sania Mirza and Saketh Myneni beat top-seeded Chinese Taipei pair of Hsien Yin Peng and Hao Ching Chan 6-4, 6-3 in the Asian Games 2014 mixed doubles final.

Updated: September 30, 2014 00:03 IST
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Saketh Myneni and Sania Mirza with their gold medals in the Asian Games.


Incheon, South Korea: Sania Mirza and Saketh Myneni's successful run at the Asian Games 2014 continued as the pair beat Chinese Taipei's Hsien Yin Peng and Hao Ching Chan 6-4, 6-3 to win India's sixth gold medal at Incheon. (Day 10 Blog | Medal Tally)

The Indian pair started well, breaking their opponents in the fourth game to win the first set 6-4 and go 1-0 up in the match. Carrying forward momentum into the second set, they broke in the very first game to pile on the pressure. The top seeds responded well to stage a comeback. (Seema Punia wins discus gold)

After going neck-to-neck at 3-3 in the second set, second seeds Sania and Myneni broke again to go ahead 4-3 and won the set and the match in the next two games to complete their victory in straight sets. (Sania Mirza to split up with doubles partner Cara Black)

This is Sania's third consecutive Asian Games mixed doubles final appearance. In 2006, she won a gold with Leander Paes. She followed that up with a silver medal in 2010 with Vishnu Vardhan and has now won a gold with Saketh Myneni at Incheon. She took to twitter to describe her joy on an eventful day at Incheon.

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