Sania in Round 2 of Charleston WTA event

Updated: 05 April 2011 17:15 IST

Sania Mirza overcame a sluggish start to beat Alison Riske in the first round of the WTA Family Circle Cup here.

Charleston:

Sania Mirza overcame a sluggish start to beat Alison Riske in the first round of the WTA Family Circle Cup here.

Sania, who had entered the main draw through qualifying route, scored a 2-6 6-3 6-3 win over the local player to advance to the second round.

Sania will next take on another local player in Vania King, who ousted 16th seed Russian Vera Dushevina 6-4 7-6(7) in her opening round of the USD 721,000 hard court event.

In the doubles event, Sania and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina will take on second seed Americans Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber in the opening round match.

Topics : Tennis Lucie Safarova Mathilde Johansson Marion Bartoli Jelena Dokic Sania Mirza Petra Martic
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