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Sania-Pierce for Hyderabad

New Delhi: Sania Mirza will partner two-time Grand Slam winner Mary Pierce in the $140,000 WTA tournament due in Hyderabad from February 3 to 8.

The 16-year-old Sania has been granted a wild card to the doubles main draw , a media release said Monday. “It is an honour to be given a chance to play alongside Pierce, one of the world’s most popular and successful players,” Sania said.

Pierce held the record for being the youngest to turn pro at 14 years and two months till Jennifer Capriati surfaced in 1990. Pierce has won at least one singles title in eight of the last 10 years. (PTI)

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