Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Sania in second round at Cincinnati Open

Sania Mirza created a flutter knocking out seventh seed Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany in straight sets in her opening round match in the Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open tennis tournament at Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Indian teenager sent her opponent, ranked 36, packing 6-4 6-3 to make a great start in the $170,000 Tier III hard court tournament on Tuesday, according to information received.

In the second round, Sania, world number 70, will face Kristiana Brandi of Puerto Rico, who beat American wild card entrant Jessica Kirkland 6-3 6-1.

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