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Sania-Vesnina in Dubai Duty Free tennis semi-finals

February 23, 2012 22:42 IST

India's Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina on Thursday advanced to the women's doubles semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a hard-fought victory over Maria-Jose Matrinez Sanchez and Shahar Peer in Dubai.

The second seeded Indo-Russian pair defeated the Spanish-Israeli duo 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 in the quarterfinals of the USD 2,000,000 hard court event. 

In the semifinals, Sania and Vesnina play the pair of China's Peng Shuai and Taipei's Su-Wei Hsieh, who defeated Czech Republic's Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-3, 2-6, 10-5 in the quarterfinals.

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