Sania-Martina enter Toronto quarters

Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) Reigning Wimbledon champions Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis notched up an easy win to enter the women’s doubles quarterfinals of the $2,678,055 Canadian Open tennis tournament here.

The top seeded pair took just 54 minutes to defeat German-Polish combine of Julia Goerges and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik 6-3, 6-2 on the outdoor hard courts of the Aviva Centre on Thursday.

The unseeded pair did not start well as they double faulted thrice in the first set. Sania and Martina had three chances to break their opponents, out of which one successful conversion was enough to seal the set in their favour.

Though Julia and Klaudia were successful in breaking the top seeds once in the second set, the Indo-Swiss combination broke their opponents twice more to easily wrap up the set and match.

Overall too, Sania and Martina dominated the match, winning 57 of the 91 points played in the match.

Next up, the top seeds will take on Chinese Taipei pair of Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan.

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