Tokyo: Defending champions Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open, here on Thursday.
Sania and Cara needed 62 minutes to dispatch the Swiss pair 6-4 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the USD 1,000,000 hard court event.
The top-seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair broke the rivals seven times but also lost their serve four times in the contest.
They next face the Serbian-Spanish combine of Jelena Jankovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja.
From Tokyo, Sania will fly straight to Incheon in Korea to compete in the Asian Games.