Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

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Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by sameerph » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:52 am

Opening this thread as Sania playes her first tournament of the year ( apart from grand slams) -

At Qatar Total Open

[R1] Sania Mirza (IND) / Cara Black (ZIM) bye
[R2] Sania Mirza (IND,9) / Cara Black (ZIM,13) vs. Karolina Pliskova (CZE,75) / Kristyna Pliskova (CZE,81)

Looks an easy match first up.

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by Omkara » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:09 pm

:goodluck: to this years thread. No 1 doubles rank for the year :D is what i wish for

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by slice » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:19 pm

sameerph wrote:Opening this thread as Sania playes her first tournament of the year ( apart from grand slams) -
For the record, Sania-Cara did play the Apia International in Sydney from Jan 5-11
[R1] [WC] Gajdosova/Tomljanovic b [3] Black/Mirza 6-3,6-2

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by Tolamu » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:57 pm

Black/Mirza won their R2 match against the Pliskova twins 4-6 6-2 10-4.

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by Omkara » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:39 pm

may be the twins played better than their ranking...

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by sameerph » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:12 am

At Qatar Total Open

[R2] (4) Sania Mirza (IND,9) / Cara Black (ZIM,13) d. Karolina Pliskova (CZE,75) / Kristyna Pliskova (CZE,81) 46 62 10-4

Next,

[QF] (4) Sania Mirza (IND,9) / Cara Black (ZIM,13) vs. (7) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS,33)/ Nadia Petrova (RUS,8)

Tough match against the Russian pair. Petrova was a finalist last year at Doha along with Srebotnik.

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by prashanthm » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:59 pm

[QF] (4) Sania Mirza (IND,9) / Cara Black (ZIM,13) l. (7) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS,33) / Nadia Petrova (RUS,8) 64 46 01(12)

Lost a tough one in the Match tie-break 12-14. They must have had some match points on the way....... :-(

:goodluck: for next week.....

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by punarayan » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:22 pm

I saw this match on line and there were no match points for Sania and Cara, that I can remember. They came back from a big deficit, in the tie-breaker, but could not win some points at the end. Sania's serve raised it's ugly head towards the end of the second set. The opponents had a coach come out and gesture madly at them, but Sania had no one come out and tell her not to keep banging the cross-court all the time, and to send a blast at Nadia the lanky Russian lurking in the lane. She kept poaching the cross-court returns of Sania. Sania at the baseline is a head-scrather in doubles, but it seems to work for her in someway. I think someone on her team should have been an adviser for the moment. A very exciting match for sure and a supporting crowd was on hand. Always a pleasure to see an Indian on the court!

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by SaniaFan2 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:51 am

Sania and Cara had 2 match points (10-9 and 12-11), both of them were saved from brilliant play by the Russians,Overall It

was a match clearly for sania and cara to win :( but unfortunately they didn't have the same touch as they had shown in 2013

in beijing and tokyo,
Hopefully they will find the winning formula in Dubai :)
Sania and cara were tagetting petrova in the 1st set, it was the result in their favour but 2nd set was completely opposite since

Nadia took Medical- Time Out.
In the 3rd Set Nadia-Pavluchenkova had 9-4 lead only to be vanished by brilliant play from Cara and Sania but it was the luck

in the end :(
Huge Cheers for Sania by Crowd, Its really heartening to see such support in Doubles:)
:goodluck: Sania for Dubai and Recover well from Fever

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by Tolamu » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:44 pm

Sania/Cara lost a close R1 match against Hlavackova/Safarova in STB in Dubai 6-7(5) 7-5 9-11.

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by Tolamu » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:38 pm

In Stuttgart, (2)Sania/Cara bt Kerber/Petkovic 4-6 6-2 10-7 in R1.

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by Omkara » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:20 pm

Sania / Cara needs a good run in this tournament...

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by sameerph » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:35 am

Another close win for Sania & Cara.

At $710K Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany (WTA Premier) (Red clay)

[QF] (2) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Cara Black (ZIM) bt Kristina Barrois (GER)/ Annika Beck (GER) 63 26 10-8

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by Omkara » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:44 am

Just wondering has super tie break made doubles more interesting or more unfair? Too many close encounters ..

or is it just because 3rd set is just a tie breaker one doesn't loose hope after loosing first set. The fight back is not that tough...

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Re: Sania Mirza Tournaments -2014

Post by Tolamu » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:18 pm

Sometimes I feel a tiebreak in any sport is more of luck rather than skill(like the toss of a coin). But someone has to lose.

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