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Sania cakewalks past Namigata
September 20, 2005 21:15 IST
Last Updated: September 20, 2005 21:23 IST
Indian ace Sania Mirza cakewalked through her opening match in the Sunfeast Open, beating 23-year-old Junri Namigata, ranked 283, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round at the Netaji Indoor stadium on Tuesday.
The third seed will meet Hungary's Melinda Czink, who beat Argentina's Ma-Emilia Salerni 6-4, 7-5 in another first round match.
Two breaks in each set sufficed for the 34-ranked Indian sensation to cruise home.
Namigata had got past Taipei's Su-wei Hsish 6-7(4-7), 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to enter the main draw.
Singles: Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) bt Rushmi Chakravarthi (Ind) 6-2, 6-0; Antonella Serra Zanetti (ITA) bt Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE) 6-2, 6-3; Sunitha Rao (Ind) bt Neha Uberoi (Ind) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4; Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) bt Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 6-2, 6-1; Villmarie Castellvi/Sunitha Rao bt Evie Dominikovic/Galina Voskoboeva 6-4, 6-4; Sania Mirza (Ind) bt Junri Namigata (JPN) 6-2, 6-2; Melinda Czink (Hun) bt Ma-Emilia Salerni (ARG) 6-4, 7-5; Rika Fujiwara (JPN) bt Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.
Doubles: Maria Elena Camerin/Karolina Sprem bt Emmanuelle Gagliardi/Ma Emilia Salerni 6-4, 6-4; Elena Likhovtseva/Anastasia Myskina bt Ankita Bhambri/Sanaa Bhambri 6-2, 6-0.