It was a quite a big outing of Sania after long time, as ever Venus was cool enough and watched carefully the aggressive play of Sania. The match was a though one and Venus came out as a clear winner defeating Sania 7-6, 6-4. Although Sania tried her level best to put on a stiff fight against the seasoned Venus but she took her carefully and overpowered Sania quite effortlessly.
However Sania went ahead to the third round of the doubles with Alicia Molik. Together they defeated Nadia Petrova and Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Meanwhile in the mixed doubles event Sania and Mahesh Bhupathy advanced to the second round by defeating the Australian pair of Alicia Molik and Nathan Healey 6-1, 6-4 quite effortlessly.