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Sania-Mattek lift 1st title of the season at Brisbane

January 05, 2013 20:16 IST

Sania Mirza and her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands had a superb start to the season as they lifted the WTA Brisbane International trophy.

The pair rallied to win against Kveta Peschke and Anna-Lena Groenefeld in Brisbane on Saturday.

The second seeded Indo-American pair erased the first set deficit to down the fourth seeded rivals 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 in the summit showdown of the $ 1,000,000 event.

It was Sania's first doubles title of the season while 15th of her career.

Sania and Mattek earned 470 ranking points each and shared $ 51,022 as prize money.

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