Sania Mirza returned to action at the Dubai Open after recovering from a calf injury. (File Photo)
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her partner Caroline Garcia registered a hard-fought win over Russia’s Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia’s Katarina Srebotnik to advance to the women’s doubles pre-quarterfinals at the Dubai Open in Dubai on Tuesday.
The Indo-French pair beat their Russian opponents 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 in the first round match.
The Sania-Garcia combine will now meet the fifth-seeded duo of Saisai Zheng of China and Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic in the round of 16.
The 33-year-old Sania was returning to action at the Dubai Open after recovering from a calf injury which had cut short her campaign at the Australian Open in January.Also ReadWatch: Jannik Sinner wins a 46-shot rally against Tommy PaulNovak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz set to meet again in group stage of Dav...Does Steffi Graf ever age? Husband Andre Agassi has the perfect reply'Never been friends, never been close to Roger Federer': Novak Djokovic s...
Sania’s first Grand Slam outing after two-year maternity leave had ended with an early exit when the Indian ace retired mid-way during her doubles first-round match because of a right calf injury.