Sania-Chuang stun 2nd seeds to reach semis

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Sania Mirza and Chuang Chia-Jung beat Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual to enter the women's double semifinal of the Sony Ericsson Open.

Updated: April 02, 2009 11:19 IST
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Continuing their dream run in the ATP and WTA tournament, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Taiwanese partner Chuang Chia-Jung humbled second seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual 6-3 7-6(4) to sail into the women's double semifinal of the $4.5 million Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscane, Miami.

On a day of upsets, Sania and Chuang made their presence felt by pulling the rug from under the feet of their seeded opponent whose last ditch effort for a fightback wilted in tie-breaks with the Indo-Taiwan pair seeing it through.

Sania and Chuang's semifinal opponents will be winner of the remaining quarterfinal match to be played between third-seeded Kveta Peschke and Lisa Raymond and Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears.

Sania and Chuang seemed to have struck the perfect chord and they had earlier stunned eighth seeds Maria Kirilenko and Flavia Pennetta in a gruelling three-setter in their previous encounter.

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