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Sania in last four

Hyderabad: Continuing her dream run, teen tennis sensation Sania Mirza defeated Silawan Choptang of Thailand 6-1, 6-3 to enter the semi-finals of the second $10,000 ITF meet in Jakarta on Thursday.

According to information received here, Sania, with powerful serves and ground strokes, baffled her opponent by taking a thumping 5-0 lead. In the second set, the Thai led 3-2 at one stage, but Sania won the next four games in a row and claimed the match.

Sania’s juggernaut rolled on in the doubles too as she, pairing with Rushmi Chakravarthi in Jakarta, entered the last four stage. The Indian duo defeated Eny Sulistyowati and Mimma Chernovita of Indonesia 6-2, 6-1.

Shweta in final

It was day of contrasting fortunes for Indian girls as top seed Shweta Kakhandki booked a berth in the under-18 final while Daksha Mulay crashed out in the second leg of the Pakistan ITF meet in Islamabad on Thursday.

Shweta beat Nungnudda Wannasuk of Thailand 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the semi-final to set up a title clash with Thai Ditthim Punjaporn. In the boys’ doubles quarter finals, Lalit Mann and Sandeep Kumar went down to Shahjad Khan and Wasif Cheema 6-7 (2-7), 1-6. Rupesh Roy and Sumit Gupta also booked their place in the last four along with Vivek Shokeen and Nishindaran Sivendaran of Sri Lanka.

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