Cincinnati: Sania Mirza and Monica
Niculescu stunned Wimbledon doubles champions Vania King and
Yaroslava Shvedova to storm into the quarter-finals of the
the Western and Southern Financial Group Women`s Open here.
The unseeded Indo-Romanian pair shocked their fifth seed
rivals 6-3, 1-6, 10-6 in the second round of the USD 2,000,000
hard court event.
They had earlier beaten local pair of Melanie Oudin and
Jamie Hampton 6-4, 7-6 in the opening round.
They will next take on the winners of the match between
Kveta Peschke/ Katarina Srebotnik and Maria Kirilenko/Victoria
Sania had failed to make the singles main draw after
losing the first round of the qualifying event to 16th seed
Serbian Bojana Jovanovski.