Sania-Mattek advance to Indian Wells quarterfinals

March 16th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin  


Indian Wells (California), March 16 (IANS) India’s Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek of the US advanced to the quarterfinals of the $2.1 million Pacific Life Open here defeating Tatiana Poutchek of Belarus and Anastasia Rodionova of Russia in a tough three-setter. The seventh seed Indo-American duo had to toil hard in windy conditions to prevail over Poutchek-Rodionova 6-2, 4-6, 10-7 in the second round of the season’s first Masters Series event Saturday night.

In the singles, Sania will take on Israeli Sahar Peer in the third round.

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