Indian Aces edge past Singapore Slammers in IPTL

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna got past Bruno Soares and Daniela Hantuchova in the mixed-doubled match as Micromax Indian Aces edged past DBS Singapore Slammers in the UAE leg of the Indian Premier Tennis League, here on Thursday.

PTI| Updated: Dec 11, 2014, 23:00 PM IST
Indian Aces edge past Singapore Slammers in IPTL

Abu Dhabi: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna got past Bruno Soares and Daniela Hantuchova in the mixed-doubled match as Micromax Indian Aces edged past DBS Singapore Slammers in the UAE leg of the Indian Premier Tennis League, here on Thursday.

Indian Aces were given a hard time by the Singapore team but they won four of the five games and won Match 19 of the tournament 28-24 in terms of more sets won.

Sania and Bopanna combined well to win a closely contested battle against the Brazilian-Slovak pair of Soares and Hantuchova 6-5.

In the legends face off, Fabrice Santoro from Indian Aces sailed past former World No.1 Patrick Rafter of Australia 6-3.

Serbian ace Ana Ivanovic also worked wonders for the Aces as the World No.5 beat Huntuchova 6-5 in the women's singles match.

Bopanna also paired with Gael Monfils in the men's doubles to teach Lleyton Hewitt and Soares a lesson as the Indo-French outplayed the Australian-Brazilian pair 6-3.

But Monfils tripped against Tomas Berdych 4-8 in the men's singles encounter but Indian Aces took were the team left smiling.