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Sania-Hsieh make winning start at Brisbane International

January 06, 2015 20:11 IST

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza began the 2015 season and her partnership with Su-Wei Hsieh with a hard fought 7-5, 6-3 win over Jarmila Gajdosova and Ajla Tomljanovic, in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Sania MirzaThe top-seeded Indo-Taipei pair got the better of unseeded Australian-Croatian pair in one hour and 10 minutes.

In the quarter-finals of the $1,000,000 WTA event, Sania and Hsieh face the Australian pair of Anastasia and Arina Rodionova.

Sania had a tremendous 2014 season with Zimbabwean partner Cara Black, with whom she won the year-end finale in Singapore.

Image: Sania Mirza

Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for IPTL 2014