Sania-Vesnina win Indian Wells final

Updated: Mar 20, 2011, 14:25 PM IST

Indian Wells: India’s Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina of Russia defeated eighth-seeded Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy 6-0, 7-5 to claim the doubles title of the Indian Wells WTA event on Saturday.

Sania and Vesnina had blasted past Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-0, 6-4 in the semifinals late on Thursday.

Mirza has now won 10 doubles titles, while Vesnina has won four. They were teaming up for just the third time in tour-level competition, reaching the quarter-finals at Dubai and Doha before claiming the title here.

Mattek-Sands and Shaughnessy were looking to win their second title in their team’s fourth final appearance.

Bureau Report