Sania Mirza advances to doubles quarterfinals of Hobart International


NEW DELHI: After advancing to the women’s doubles quarterfinals of the Hobart International Tournament, Sania Mirza called it ‘one of the most special days of my life’.

The Indian tennis player took to Twitter after the win on Tuesday and wrote: “Today was one of the most special days of my life. To have my parents and my little baby boy wit me in my first match after so long..and we WON our first round. feel very grateful for the love I am receiving.. BELIEF!! Takes you places YES my baby boy, we did it.”

Mirza and her Ukrainian partner Nadia Kichenok defeated Georgia’s Oksana Kalashnikova and Japan’s Miyu Kato 2-6, 7-6 (3), 10-3.

In the quarter-final, Mirza and Kichenok will take on USA pair Vania King and Christina McHale.

Earlier in December, Mirza was named in the five-member Fed Cup team announced by All India Tennis Association (AITA) to represent the country in the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Group I event.

Riya Bhatia, Ankita Raina, Rutuja Bhosale, Karman Kaur Thandi are the other players named in the five-member squad. Sowjanya Bavisetti has been named as the reserve player.

Vishal Uppal was named as the captain while Ankita Bhambri will be the Coach of the Team. (ANI)