Sania in second round of the Charleston WTA event
Sania Mirza beat Alison Riske in the first round of the WTA Family Circle Cup.
Charleston: Sania Mirza overcame a sluggish start to beat Alison Riske in the first round of the WTA Family Circle Cup at Charleston.
Sania, who had entered the main draw through qualifying route, scored a 2-6 6-3 6-3 win over the local player to advance to the second round.
Sania will next take on another local player in Vania King, who ousted 16th seed Russian Vera Dushevina 6-4 7-6(7) in her opening round of the USD 721,000 hard court event.
In the doubles event, Sania and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina will take on second seed Americans Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber in the opening round match.