Sania-Vesnina pair lifts 2nd WTA title together

Updated: 11 April 2011 10:21 IST

Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina clinched their second WTA title together, lifting the Family Circle Cup doubles trophy with a straight-set triumph over Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy here.

Charleston:

Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina clinched their second WTA title together, lifting the Family Circle Cup doubles trophy with a straight-set triumph over Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy here.

The unseeded Indo-Russian pair beat the fourth seeds 6-4 6-4 in what was a repeat of the Indian Wells final three weeks ago in which Sania and Vesnina had come out victors.

Sania and Vesnina held off late surges from the Americans, managing to grab the first set after letting a 5-1 lead close to 5-4.

The second set followed a similar script as Sania and Vesnina let a 4-0 lead close to 4-4. But Vesnina fired a forehand winner to seal it for the pair.

This was Sania and Vesnina's fifth event together.

Topics : Tennis Elena Vesnina Caroline Wozniacki Nadia Petrova Mahesh Bhupathi Mathilde Johansson Shahar Peer Petra Martic Sania Mirza Maria Sharapova
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