2013 WTA New Haven Open
Mirza, Zheng Register Doubles Title Win in New Haven
Sania Mirza, Jie Zheng Reaches New Haven Open Doubles Final
August 23, 2013 ITS Staff: New Haven, CT - India’s tennis ace Sania Mirza China’s Jie Zheng entered finals of the doubles event of the WTA New Haven Open after beating Spanish pair Silvia Soler-Espinosa and Carla Suarez-Navarro 6-3 6-3.
Espinosa and Navarro had upset top-seeds and reigning Wimbledon Champions Su-Wei Hsieh and Shuai Peng in the first round. In the finals, the No.3 seeds Mirza and Zheng will face Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Slovakian partner Katarina Srebotnik who defeated American Liezel Huber and Spain’s Nuria Llagostera Vives 4-6 7-5 10-1
Both Mirza and Zheng will be playing the women's doubles event at the US Open next week. Mirza, currently ranked no. 17 in the world, has been playing mostly with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands this year but due to the American enjoying success in singles this year she has decided to focus on playing singles for the next few months.
Mirza and Mattek-Sands have won two WTA Premier events this year and are currently ninth in the race to the WTA Tour Championships, even without playing Wimbledon together. Zheng has been playing with Nuria Llagostera Vives this year and the pair are currently 16th in the race to the championships. Doubles Draw > See WTA New Haven Open: Kvitova, Halep in Finals