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Sania-Garcia in Dubai Open pre-quarters

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Harish Kotian
February 18, 2020 22:04 IST
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IMAGE: Sania Mirza is returning to action at the Dubai Open after recovering from a calf injury which cut short her campaign at the Australian Open in January. Photograph: Steve Bell/Getty Images

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and Caroline Garcia registered a hard-fought victory over Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik to advance to the women's doubles pre-quarter-finals at the Dubai Open on Tuesday.

 

The Indo-French pair won their first round match 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.

The Sania-Garcia combine will now meet fifth seeds Saisai Zheng of China and Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic in the round of 16.

The 33-year-old Sania is returning to action at the Dubai Open after recovering from a calf injury which cut short her campaign at the Australian Open in January.

Sania's first Grand Slam outing after a two-year maternity leave ended with an early exit when she retired mid-way during her doubles first-round match because of a right calf injury.

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