Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova Clinch Pan Pacific Open Title

Updated: 24 September 2016 15:52 IST

Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova defeated Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang in straight sets to win the Pan Pacific Open women's doubles title

Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova Clinch Pan Pacific Open Title
Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova have won two WTA titles together. © AFP

India's Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova thrashed China's Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang in straight sets to claim the Pan Pacific Open women's doubles title in Tokyo.

The No.2 seeds needed just 52 minutes to triumph 6-1, 6-1 to secure their second title together following their Cincinnati Open win.

Sania and Strycova overcame their US Open quarter-final exit and looked completely at ease during the final on Saturday.

This is Sania's third Pan Pacific Open title in four years. Having won the tournament in 2013 and 2014 with Cara Black. The 29-year-old had given the tournament in Tokyo a miss last year.

The Indo-Czech pair took just 26 minutes to clinch the first set 6-1. They sped to a 5-0 lead and never looked back.

The second set started in a more even note with the scores tied 1-1 with the second seeds' serve coming under a little pressure.

However, Sania and Barbora took the next five games to take the set 6-1 to romp to the title in Tokyo.

Topics : Sania Mirza Barbora Zahlavova Strycova Tennis
Highlights
  • Sania-Strycova beat Liang-Yang to win Pan Pacific Open
  • This is Sania-Strycova's second WTA title together
  • Thepair lost the US Open quarter-finals
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