Sania Mirza, Cara Black Reach Second Round of Wimbledon

Sania Mirza and Cara Black beat Martina Hingis and Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-4.

Updated: June 26, 2014 10:02 IST
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Sania Mirza and Cara Black
Sania Mizra and Cara Black talk tactics during a match at Wimbledon.

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Sania Mirza and Cara Black beat Swiss Martina Hingis and Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of Wimbledon women's double on Wednesday.

The Indo-Zimbabwean lost serve in the third game of the opening set. But the fourth seeds then combined well as they won five straight games to take the first set.

Cara and Sania charged to a 5-2 lead in the second set. The Indian's nerve shook when she was serving for the match in the ninth game.

Cara and Sania then broke the Russian in the tenth game, closing out on their second match point which the Hyderabadi set up with a thunderous forehand.

Earlier, Divij Sharan and Purav Raja suffered first round defeats in their respective men's doubles matches on Wednesday.

In the first match on Court No.11, Colombian and Polish 15th seeds Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Marcin Matkowski needed only one hour and 41 minutes to beat Indo-Brazilian pairing of Marcelo Demoliner and Raja 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.

Later on Court No.5, British-Luxembourg combine Jamie Delgado and Gilles Muller came back from the brink of defeat to edge past Indian-Taipei pairing of Yen-Hsun Lu and Sharan in five highly competitive sets.

Lu and Sharan won the first two sets 6-2, 6-2 to be well on the way to the second round but Delgado and Muller turned the tables on them to win the next three sets 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-2.

(With inputs from IANS)

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