Sania one win away from main draw of ASB Classic

Sania Mirza inched closer to the main draw of WTA ASB Classic after progressing to the final round of the qualifying event, following a straight set win over Silvia Soler Espinosa here.

Last Updated: Jan 02, 2011, 17:21 PM IST

Auckland: Sania Mirza inched closer to the main draw of WTA ASB Classic after progressing to the final round of the qualifying event, following a straight set win over Silvia Soler Espinosa here.

The unseeded Indian, ranked 141, beat the Spaniard 6-2, 6-2 in the second round of the USD 220,000 event, which is a run-up event to the Australian Open.
Sania will next face Germany`s world number 175 Sabine Lisicki, who was world number 23 in 2009 but has been struggling with a left ankle injury in the recent past.

Sania had stunned eighth seed Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 6-4, 6-0 in her opening round.

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