China Open: Saina-Cara reaches semifinals

Updated: Oct 03, 2013, 19:09 PM IST

Beijing: India`s Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black notched up a straight-game win over Chinese Taipei`s Yung-Jan Chan and Jie Zheng in the quarterfinals of the China Open tennis tournament here on Thursday.

The eight seeded Indo-Zimbabwe pair prevailed over the Taiwanese combo 6-4 6-1 in a women`s doubles competition at the China National Tennis Center here.

Sania and Cara converted four breakpoints out of the nine chances that came there way and also had a better first serve point percentage than their rivals.

The Indo-Zimbabwe pair will next take on the top seeded Italian combination of Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani in the semifinals.