Sania Mirza, Mattek-Sands in quarters of Rome WTA event

Sania and Bethanie now have a tough task at hand as they face top seeds and local favourites Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the USD 2,369,000 event.

updated: May 16, 2013 17:18 IST
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Rome: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands scored a straight set win over Francesca Schiavone and Samantha Stosur to move to the quarterfinals of the WTA Premier event, here.

The sixth seeded Indo-American pair registered a 6-4 6-3 win over the Italian-Australian combination in one hour and 13 minutes in the second round of the prestigious clay court tournament.

There was little to separate the two teams as the winners scored a total of 59 points while Samantha and Francesca scored 47.

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  • Tennis
  • Victoria Azarenka
  • Caroline Wozniacki
  • Francesca Schiavone
  • Maria Sharapova
  • Samantha Stosur
  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  • Shahar Peer
  • Sania Mirza
  • Serena Williams