Sania enters Ordina Open 2nd round

Updated: 22 June 2008 06:41 IST

Sania Mirza shocked fifth seed Flavia Pennetta in straight sets to advance to the second round of the $175,000 Ordina Open in s'Hertogenbosh, Netherlands.

Sania enters Ordina Open 2nd round
©

New Delhi:

Indian ace Sania Mirza shocked fifth seed Flavia Pennetta in straight sets to advance to the second round of the $175,000 Ordina Open in s'Hertogenbosh, Netherlands on Monday.

Sania shrugged off her disappointing first match loss at DFS Classic last week and went all out against her Italian opponent to register a convincing 6-4 6-3 win in one hour and 12 minutes in the first round.

Both the players offered chances to each other as the match witnessed lot of breaks.

Sania broke Pennetta, who is world number 23, four times in the first set and dropped her serve thrice.

In the second set, the Indian raced to a 5-1 lead after breaking Pennetta in the second, fourth and sixth games. Pennetta tried to stage a comeback by breaking Sania in the seventh and holding her own in the eighth but the Indian quickly served out the match in the next to move to the next stage.

Sania next plays winners of the match between local favourite Michaella Krajicek and Japanese Ai Sugiyama.

Topics : Tennis Sania Mirza
Related Articles
Barcelona Open: Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal Enter Semi-Finals
Barcelona Open: Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal Enter Semi-Finals
Maria Sharapova Enters Stuttgart Semis On Doping Return
Maria Sharapova Enters Stuttgart Semis On Doping Return
Maria Sharapova Wins Second Match On Comeback
Maria Sharapova Wins Second Match On Comeback
Show Comments
Advertisement