Sania Mirza cruises to quarters of the women’s singles title with a comfortable 6-2, 6-2 victory, the sixth seeded Chinese Shuai Zhang in the Asian Games here on Friday.
India took one hour and 17 to beat Zhang, who won the Guangzhou Open Sania is here in September. Fern, a silver medal at the Games in Doha, now plays 33-year-old Thai Tamarine Tanasugarn, who seeded second.
Somdev, Rastogi progress:
In the Men’s Singles in the game, Karan Rastogi and Somdev Devvarman broke in the third round of spectacular gains. It took only 37 minutes of the second-seeded Somdev enter the third round 6-0, 6-0 demolition of Qatar Mohammed Jabor Al Mutawa. So, she plays 16-seeded Vaja Uzakov Uzbekistan.
Rastogi, seeded seventh, also beat Turkmenistan Myalikkuli Mamedkuliyev 6-0, 6-0, and after you sow 10 Mar-Chen Chinese Taipei. Sixth-seeded Somdev two and Sanam Singh, a way of Ruben Gonzales Jr. and Johnny Arcilla, Philippines, 6-4, 6-2. Indians to face China’s Zhang Yan and Bai Ze quarters.
In women’s singles match, Sania and Shuai exchanged breaks too, but the Indian was a notch better to make fewer mistakes and is also taking his service games at the crucial moment. Sania broke the sixth-seeded in China at the start of the match 3-1 lead. He then saved two break points in the seventh.
Sania Shuai pressure to serve and earned a set point, hitting stinging backhand deep and low. China to hang, but Sania had pipe aggressive tennis to earn another set point and this time shutting out Shuai’s backhand hit the net. Shuai came back strong the second, breaking Sania, ranked twenty-seventh of the first game of the world.
Sania took out a level immediately pulled. Stepping up her game, Sania Shuai stretched to the corners of the earth his shots deep and rose to 40-0 Shuai is serving the viola at the end of China’s sixth game to lead 4-2.Shuai showed signs of resurgence as she played her best tennis in the next game.
Down 0-40, the Chinese reeled off four points in a row to stand on the verge of breaking back. Sania managed to hold on and had a match point when Shuai committed a double-fault in the next game. Sania finished the match with a forehand winner.