Sania and her partner Garcia sail into Dubai Open doubles pre-quarterfinals – tennis

Sania and her partner Garcia will Open doubles pre-quarterfinals in Dubai

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her partner Caroline Garcia registered a tough-fought win over Russia’s Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia’s Katarina Srebotnik to advance to the ladies’ doubles pre-quarterfinals on the Dubai Open right here on Tuesday.

The Indo-French pair beat their Russian opponents 6-4, 4-6, 10-Eight within the first spherical match.

The Sania-Garcia mix will now meet the fifth-seeded duo of Saisai Zheng of China and Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic within the spherical of 16.

The 33-year-outdated Sania was returning to the motion on the Dubai Open after recovering from calf harm which had reduced quick her marketing campaign on the Australian Open in January.

Sania’s first Grand Slam outing after a two-12 month’s maternity go away had ended with an early exit when the Indian ace retired mid-manner throughout her doubles first-spherical match due to proper calf harm.