Sania Mirza Moves Onto Quarterfinal At Pattaya Open
Sania Mirza played her best match after coming back from her wrist injury and crushed Russian qualifier Vitalia Diatchenko 6-4, 6-0 to enter the quarterfinals in the Pattaya Open. Sania, ranked 126, broke Diatchenko five times in the match to win in just over an hour of play. Sania will face sixth seeded Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand in the quarterfinals, who beat Portugese Neuza Silva 6-3, 6-2. When Sania and Tamarine last faced each other in 2007, Sania had won.
Sania with her Italian partner Mara Santangelo advanced to the semifinals of the doubles event.