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.