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Sania Mirza-Nadiia Kichenok advance to semi-finals of Adelaide International

Sania Mirza-Nadiia Kichenok are on a roll as they progressed to the semi-finals and will face-off against Ash Barty-Storm Sanders next.

Sania Mirza with her partner Nadiia Kichenok
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Sania Mirza with her partner Nadiia Kichenok (Source: AFP)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 6 Jan 2022 8:44 AM GMT

Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza is on a brilliant roll Down Under as she moved into the semi-finals of the Adelaide International WTA 500 event along with her partner, Nadiia Kichenok. In a topsy-turvy match against the British-American pair of Heather Watson and Shelby Rogers, the Indo-Ukrainian pair of Sania Mirza and Nadiia Kichenok scripted a victory in three sets, 6-0, 1-6, 10-5 to storm into the semi-finals of the tournament.

For Sania Mirza, this is the perfect start that she would have wanted for the Australian swing and she has begun the year on the right notes definitely. With Nadiia Kichenok, Sania Mirza has tasted success previously as well when they won the Hobart International in 2020 - which served as Sania Mirza's comeback tournament after giving birth to her son, Izhaan.

At the Adelaide International quarter-finals, Sania Mirza and Nadiia Kichenok served out a bagel to the duo of Heather Watson and Shelby Rogers in the first set before being served a breadstick themselves in the second set. Finally, in the deciding third set, the Mirza-Kichenok pair were able to regain control of the proceedings and secured the victory to sail into the semi-finals of the tournament.

The 6-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 in women's doubles, Sania Mirza had a decent 2021 season as well where she won the Ostrava Open with Chinese partner, Zhang Shuai in September.

At the WTA 500 event in Adelaide, Sania Mirza and current partner, Nadiia Kichenok will have a tough nut to crack in the form of an all-Australian pair of Ash Barty (the No. 1 in women's singles) and Storm Sanders to make it to the finals.

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