Sania Mirza targets second Australian Open mixed doubles title

If Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau win the summit clash, it would be the Indian's second Australian Open mixed doubles title. Sania had earlier won the trophy with Mahesh Bhupathi in 2009.

updated: January 26, 2014 09:48 IST
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Sania Mirza stands just one win away from clinching her third mixed doubles Grand Slam title. Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau will be up against the French-Canadian combination of Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor, who defeated the Sino-American pair of Jie Zheng and Scott Lipsky.

In the semi-finals, the Indian and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau defeated the Australian pair of Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden 2-6 6-3 10-2 in a contest lasting an hour and 13 minutes.

In a see-saw battle, Sania and Tecau were outplayed in the opening set, during which they failed to earn even a single break point. Gajdosova and Ebden were markedly better with their first serve to pocket the opener in 28 minutes.

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