Sania Mirza and Cara Black storm into semi-finals

IANS| Last Updated: Mar 13, 2014, 08:44 AM IST

Indian Wells: India`s Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black knocked out second-seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina toenter the semi-finals of the women`s doubles at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament here.

Fifth-seeded Mirza and Black won 6-4, 6-1, Wednesday and will now play fourth seeds Czech Lucie Hradecka and China`s Jie Zheng who defeated Kveta Peschke and Katerina Srebotnik in a hard-fought quarter-final super tie-break 7-5, 5-7, 10-3.