Sania Mirza eyeing seventh Grand Slam pretension on Sunday


Melbourne : India's Sania Mirza, left, celebrates with Ivan Dodig of Croatia after winning their churned doubles' semifinal opposite Australia's Samantha Stosur and Sam Groth during a Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. AP/PTI(AP1_27_2017_000007B) The second-seeded multiple will be contrary with a unseeded Abigail Spears of America and Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal. (Source: AP)

Sania Mirza will be eyeing her seventh Grand Slam pretension when she plays a Australian Open churned doubles final with her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig here tomorrow.

If a Indo-Croatian span conduct to win tomorrow, it would be Sania’s initial Grand Slam pretension with Dodig and fourth vital churned doubles delight overall.

The second-seeded multiple will be contrary with a unseeded Abigail Spears of America and Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal in a grand culmination during Melbourne Park.

The 30-year-old has won 3 churned doubles titles so far, a final being a 2014 US Open with Brazilian Bruno Soares.

With Dodig, she had an event to win final year when she reached a French Open final though mislaid to compatriot Leander Paes and her afterwards women’s doubles partner Martina Hingis in a limit clash.

It will be Sania’s fifth final during a Australian Open. She was runner-up with Mahesh Bhupathi in 2008, and a span triumphed a following year. She was runner-up in 2014 with Horia Tecau.

Sania is a sole Indian to have done all a approach to a initial Grand Slam final of a deteriorate as Paes, Rohan Bopanna, Purav Raja, Divij Sharan and juniors — Zeel Desai and Siddhant Banthia — all done early exits.

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