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Sania-Bethanie in second round of Madrid Open

May 07, 2013 19:36 IST

Sania and SandsSania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands overcame a fighting Daniela Hantuchova-Anabel Medina Garrigues to progress to the pre-quarter-finals of the WTA Madrid Open.

The fifth seed Indo-American pair had to work hard for a 7-6(3), 4-6, 10-4 victory over the Slovakian-Spanish combo, in an hour and 46 minutes.

They next face winner of the other first round contest between Garbine Muguruza/Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor and Lucie Safarova/Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Image: Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

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