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Sania-Cara clinch China Open title

October 05, 2013 20:56 IST

Sania Mirza won her second title in a row as she lifted the China Open trophy with Cara Black, demolishing the challenge of Vera Dushevina and Arantxa Parra  Santonja in straight sets, in Beijing on Saturday.

Cara Black and Sania MirzaThe eighth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair thrashed the Russian-Spanish combo 6-2, 6-2 in the summit clash, which lasted one hour and six minutes.

Sania and Cara had won Pan Pacific Open in Toyko last week and the two players have now won nine matches on the trot.

It is fifth title of the season for the Indian ace and 19th overall.

Sania had won the New Haven event with Chinese Zheng before teaming up with Cara.

Early in the season, Sania captured titles in Dubai and Brisbane with American partner Bethanie-Mattek Sands.

After Bethanie-Mattek decided to put all her energy on singles, Sania has teamed up with four different partners -- America's Liezel Huber, Italy's Flavia Pennetta, China's Jie Zheng and now Cara.

Image: Cara Black of Zimbabwe, holding her son Lachlan, and Sania Mirza of India pose for photographers after defeating Vera Dushevina and Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain to win the doubles final of the 2013 China Open at the National Tennis Center in Beijing on Saturday

Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

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