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Bopanna-Vasselin win Japan Open title

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bopanna vasselin 300 wiTokyo: India’s Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin got the better of Jamie Murray and John Peers to win the Japan Open trophy here on Sunday.

The fourth seeded Indo-French pair won by 7-6 (5) 6-4 against the Briton-Australian combo in one hour and 17 minutes in the summit clash of the USD 1,297,000 ATP 500 tournament.

Bopanna had won his first title of the 2013 season in February when he triumphed at ATP 250 event in Marseille, France with British partner Colin Fleming. He had also reached the final of Rome Masters with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi but ended runners-up.

Sania wins women doubles title at China Open

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sania3108 630Beijing: India's Sania Mirza along with her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black defeated Vera Dushevina and Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-2, 6-2 to win the China Open title here on Saturday.

This is Sania's second title in a row. The eighth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair thrashed the Russian-Spanish combo in the summit clash, which lasted one hour and six minutes.

Sania and Cara had won Pan Pacific Open in Toyko last week and the two players have now won nine matches on the trot.

Sania-Cara reach China Open women doubles final

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sania mirzaBeijing: Sania Mirza and Cara Black on Friday pulled up a surprise as they defeated the top seeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci to storm into the finals of the China Open which also extends their unbeaten run to eight matches in a row.

Sania and Zimbabwe's Cara,have earlier won the Tokyo event, defeated the formidable Italians 6-4 6-4 in a match which lasted for one hour and 12 minutes.

Mirza hasbeen doing well off late, starting the season with Bethanie-Mattek Sands and had choped and changed partners to the extent that she had played with four different players this season. The names include the likes of America's Liezel Huber, Italy's Flavia Pennetta, China's Jie Zheng and now Cara.

Sania has opportunity to win her fifth title of the season.

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