Sania beats Kuznetsova in Dubai Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:49 IST

Sania Mirza put up an incredible performance to beat Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in straight sets in the second round of the Dubai Open.

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Sania Mirza put up an incredible performance to beat Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in straight sets in the second round of the Dubai Open. Sania, who was trailing 4-0 in the first set, staged a superb comeback, winning six games in a row to take the set. She was always on top in the second set and went on to beat the reining US Open champion 6-4, 6-2. The Indian tennis sensation showed great character to upset her fourth seeded opponent and moved into the quarterfinal of the high-profile tournament. Sania, a wild card entrant, had booked a second round clash against Kuznetsova after upsetting Croatia's Jelena Kostanic in her opening match on Monday. She will face the winner of the match between Elia Silvia Farina of Italy and 28th seed Jelena Jankovic in the quarterfinal. The 18th seed Farina had handed United States' Venus Williams a rare first round defeat on Monday. (With PTI inputs)

Topics : Tennis Sania Mirza
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