Sania wins Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2010, 23:39 PM IST

New Delhi: India’s Sania Mirza continued her rampaging form and came from a set down to beat fifth seed Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the final of the 13th Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge in Dubai on Saturday.

Sania, currently ranked 165th in the world, showed great determination to claw her way back into the match and register a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over higher-ranked Jovanovski.

The singles title will come as a morale booster for Sania, who had lost in the doubles final on Friday.

Sania and and her Czech partner Vladimira Uhlirova lost 4-6, 6-7(7) to German-Crotian combination of Julia Goerges and Petra Matric in the title clash.

PTI