Sania Mirza continued her journey in the tournament by defeating Shahar Peer,the ninth-seeded Israeli in three sets on Sunday to reach the fourth round of the Pacific Life Open.
Sania beaten Peer 6-7 (7/9), 7-5, 6-3 for her fourth career win over Peer.Sania was very happy with her performance after the recent controversies. Sania, presently ranked 32nd in the world, said she was very happy as she was able to regain her focus after dropping the first set.
Sania has reached just one quarter-final this year. Sania earned a fourth-round meeting with Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova, the defending champion of the women’s tier one tournament that runs alongside the ATP Masters Series event.
Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Bethanie Mattek defeated Klaudia Jans and Gabriela Navratilova of Czech Republic in straight sets to advance to the second round of the $2,100,000 Pacific Life Open ladies doubles event.The Indo-American pair who have been ranked seventh in the tournament won 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Tier I hard-court event at Indian Wells, California.
Meanwhile Sania has been seeded 21 in the singles event and moved to the second round after getting a bye in the first round.Sania will face Ukrainian Olga Savchuk in the second round of the singles event.
Sania Mirza has hired the top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Sania is presently in Indian Wells where sheâ€™s playing the elite $2,100,000 Tier I tournament, started working with her new coach earlier this week.
Groeneveld has almost two decades of international coaching experience behind him and he has already worked with players like Mary Pierce, Michael Stich, Greg Rusedski and Nicolas Kiefer among others in the past. Groeneveld will coach Sania during Grand Slams and Tier I tournaments. He will work in tandem with her father Imran.