Sania-Vesnina in Dubai Open semis

Dubai: Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina entered the women`s doubles semifinals of the Dubai Open tennis event on Thursday, defeating Maria-Jose Matrinez Sanchez and Shahar Peer.

The second seeds got the better of the Spanish-Israeli combine 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 in the quarterfinals, which was their first match of the tournament after getting a bye in the opening round.

The Indo-Russian duo next play China`s Peng Shuai and Taipei`s Su-Wei Hsieh, who defeated Czech Republic`s Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-3, 2-6, 10-5.


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