Pattaya Open: Sania out of singles, doubles hopes alive

February 10th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS  

Pattaya, Feb 10 (IANS) Sania Mirza’s campaign in the singles of the WTA Pattaya Open tennis ended Friday with her 5-7, 3-6 quarterfinal defeat to Chinese Taipei qualifier Su-Wei Hsieh. The Indian, however, kept alive her title hopes by making the semifinals of the doubles.

Sania, ranked 111, went down to talented Su-Wei in 80 minutes.

But in the doubles, she paired with her Australian partner Anastasia Rodionova to beat local girls Varatchaya and Varunya Wongteanchai 6-4, 6-3 in the last-eight stage match.

The top-seeded pair maintained their domination in the match. They now face third seeds Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan and Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan.

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