US Open: Sania Mirza in Mixed Doubles Final

Updated: 04 September 2014 09:27 IST

Top seeds Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares beat the unseeded Chinese Taipei-British pair of Y.J Chan and Ross Hutchins 7-5, 4-6, 10-7 to enter their first Grand Slam final as partners.

US Open: Sania Mirza in Mixed Doubles Final
Sania and Soares (not in picture) took 1 hour and 36 minutes to win their semifinal mixed doubles match. © AFP

Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza has entered the mixed doubles final at the US Open, moving one step closer to securing a third doubles Grand Slam title. Sania is also in the women's doubles semifinal along with her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black.

Top seeds Sania and her mixed doubles partner Bruno Soares were in for a thrashing early in the first set when their opponents Yung Jan Chan and Ross Hutchins went up 5-0. However, the Indo-Brazilian pair fought back to make it 5-5.

Sania and Soares then took the first set 7-5, making it 7 games on the trot in what was a remarkable comeback.

However, the unseeded Chinese Taipei-British pair of Chan and Hutchins fought back to take the second set 6-4 to force the match result into a tiebreaker.

Sania and Soares, the 2012 mixed doubles US Open champion, then upped their game as they won the match tiebreaker 10-7 to enter their first Grand Slam final as partners.

Topics : Sania Mirza Bruno Soares Tennis
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