Sania Mirza won her first title of the season, became doubles champion with Zhang in Ostrava

Ostrava (Czech Republic). India’s star tennis player Sania Mirza won her first title of the season on Sunday. Sania along with her Chinese partner Shuai Zhang defeated the pair of Caitlin Christian and Erin Rotliff in the doubles final of the Ostrava Open in successive sets. The second seeded pair of India and China defeated third seeded American pair of Christian and New Zealand’s Rotliff 6-3, 6-2 in 1 hour and 4 minutes in the title match.

Sania and Zhang, 34, defeated Japan’s fourth seeded pair of Iri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya 6-2, 7-5 in straight sets in the semi-finals of this WTA 500 event. He continued his stellar performance in the final as well. Sania-Zhang won the first set of the final 6-3, after which they did not have any problem in winning the second set.

Sania was playing in the final for the second time in the season. He had previously made it to the finals of the WTA 250 Cleveland event in the US last month with Christina Mashale, where the pair lost.

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