Sania- Martina into China Open doubles final
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis are just a win away from clinching their <g data-gr-id="14">eight</g> title of the season as the duo entered the final of the women’s doubles event of the China Open here on Friday.
The <g data-gr-id="16">top seeded</g> Indo-Swiss pair recorded an easy 6-2 6-3 victory over the wild card Chinese duo of Chen Liang and Yafan Wang in the <g data-gr-id="17">semifinal</g> match, which lasted one hour and six minutes.
Sania and Hingis, who have just won the Wuhan Open, outplayed their less fancied opponents in all departments of the game. They broke the opponents’ service five times in the match -- four in the first set and one in the second.
World No.8 Rafael Nadal is the first player through to the China Open semi-finals, his first semis in the past year, after a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Jack Sock on Friday.
The No.3 seed fought back to defeat the World No.30 in little more than two hours. The Spaniard hit 10 <g data-gr-id="20">less</g> winners than Sock’s 29 but was the more consistent of the two. He committed 10 less unforced errors than his opponent’s 35. Nadal had beaten the American once before in the fourth round at Roland Garros this year and despite dropping the opening set, found his range in the second set.