Sania-Bethanie reach final in Brisbane

Brisbane, Jan 3: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands reached the doubles final at the Brisbane International tennis tournament here Thursday after their semi-final opponents Daniela Hantuchova and Katarina Srebotnik pulled out out of the contest mid-way.

Sania-Bethanie were leading 5-1 in the first set when the Slovakian-Slovenian duo retired.

The Indo-American pair had defeated second seeds Liezel Huber and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez earlier in the competition.

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