Sania, Bhupathi win at Pilot Pen

Updated: 27 August 2007 07:08 IST

Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi lifted the women's and men's doubles titles respectively at the Pilot Pen tournament at New Haven.

Sania, Bhupathi win at Pilot Pen

New Delhi:

It was double delight for Indian tennis fans with Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi lifting women's and men's doubles titles respectively at the Pilot Pen tournament at New Haven.

Sania and her Italian partner Mara Santangelo, seeded third, crushed top seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber in the women's doubles final in their late night match on Saturday.

Top seeds Bhupathi and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia defeated fourth seeds Polish tandem Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 6-3, 6-3 earlier in the day.

Sania and Mara made short work of the Zimbabwe-South African pair to win the final match in just 53 minutes in the $600,000 WTA Tier II event, which was last in the tune-up to the US Open Grand Slam beginning in New York on Monday.

Huber held serve in the first game of the match but then the Mirza-Santangelo combo rolled through nine straight games, barely looking back en route to the straight set victory over the world's top team.

Playing in just their second event together, the Indian earned her seventh career Tour doubles title and her fourth this year while Mara won her sixth career Tour doubles title and her fifth this year.

Bhupathi and Zimonjic, who claimed their first title in four tries at the Pilot Pen event, didn't drop any sets but were put to the test in every single one of three matches leading upto the final of the $675,250 ATP event.

Zimonjic praised Bhupathi, saying "Mahesh is one of the greatest doubles players. He has won the US Open twice and I hope that I can win it once. I hope we can continue with this form and maybe play even better. I think Mahesh had a really good summer by winning Montreal and here."



Topics : Tennis Sania Mirza
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