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Sania-Strycova pair win Pan Pacific Open title

Last updated on: September 24, 2016 16:35 IST

Sania Mirza

IMAGE: Sania Mirza of India, left, and Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic pose with their victory trophy. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters.

India's Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova posted a comfortable straight-set win over unseeded Chinese pair of Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang to lift the Toray Pan Pacific Open title, in Tokyo, on Saturday.

The second seeded Indo-Czezh combination had an easy outing against the Chinese duo as they took just 51 minutes to down their rivals 6-1, 6-1 in the final of the women's doubles event.

In the semi-finals they beat the unseeded pair of Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski and Spain's Maria Jose Martina Sanchez 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.

Sania Mirza

IMAGE: Sania Mirza of India, left, and Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic play against Liang Chen and Yang Zhaoxuan of China. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters.

This is Sania and Strycova's third tournament together.

Last month, Sania and Strycova won the Cincinnati Open title with a 7-5, 6-4 win in the final against her previous partner Martina Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe.

However, the pair were ousted from the US Open quarters after losing in straight sets to Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic.

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