Dubai: Sania Mirza will face US Open champion and fourth seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in the second round of the Dubai Open today. Eighteen-year-old Sania upset Croatia's Jelena Kostanic, who is ranked 61 places above her, in the first round on Monday. Sania, playing on a wild card, came back from a set down to win 6-7, 6-4, 6-1, a great result considering she's coming off an ankle injury. Tough challenge "It was definitely a very tough match and at this level every match you play is going to be tough. I am just happy I came through," Sania said. "I just wanted to go there and give my 200 percent which I did. Even if I had lost I would have been satisfied," she added. However, Indian fans based in Dubai are extremely keen to see Sania get through the second round. "The amount of Indian faces I saw here was amazing. With everyone cheering for me on every point it was really inspiring. I think they really pushed me," Sania said. The crowd may have to do their very best, as will Sania, if she is to beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in the 2nd round.