Indian ace female tennis player Sania Mirza is having a dream outing at the Qatar Total Open in Doha as she reaches the semifinal of women's doubles event on her return to the WTA circuit. Pairing up with Slovenian partner Andreja Klepac, Sania beat fourth-seeded Gabriela Dabrowski and Anna Blinkova.
The 34-year-old Indian with her partner beat Dabrowski and Blinkova in straight sets 6-2, 6-0 in the quarterfinals of the WTA 500 tournament.
This is Sania's first tournament in the last one year. Incidentally it was at the Doha Open, Sania had played her last tournament in February 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic halted sport across the world. The former world No. 1 herself had recovered from Covid-19 in January this year.
Earlier, the Indo-Slovenian pair beat Nadiia Kichenok and Lyudmyla Kichenok of Ukraine 6-4 6-7(5) 10-5 in the opening round of the tournament. Sania had paired with Kichenok when she returned to competitive tennis after maternity leave and won the Hobart Open in January 2020.