Asian Games 2014: Sania Mirza-Saketh Myneni Win Mixed-Doubles Gold

Sania Mirza and Saketh Myneni beat top-seeded Chinese Taipei pair of Hsien Yin Peng and Hao Ching Chan 6-4, 6-3 in the Asian Games 2014 mixed doubles final.

updated: September 30, 2014 00:03 IST
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Saketh Myneni and Sania Mirza with their gold medals in the Asian Games.


Incheon, South Korea: Sania Mirza and Saketh Myneni's successful run at the Asian Games 2014 continued as the pair beat Chinese Taipei's Hsien Yin Peng and Hao Ching Chan 6-4, 6-3 to win India's sixth gold medal at Incheon. (Day 10 Blog | Medal Tally)

The Indian pair started well, breaking their opponents in the fourth game to win the first set 6-4 and go 1-0 up in the match. Carrying forward momentum into the second set, they broke in the very first game to pile on the pressure. The top seeds responded well to stage a comeback. (Seema Punia wins discus gold)

After going neck-to-neck at 3-3 in the second set, second seeds Sania and Myneni broke again to go ahead 4-3 and won the set and the match in the next two games to complete their victory in straight sets. (Sania Mirza to split up with doubles partner Cara Black)

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