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Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova lifts Toray Pan Pacific Open trophy in Tokyo

In the final clash, the Indo-Czech pair of Mirza and Strycova defeated the unseeded Chinese pair of Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang 6-1, 6-1.

Sep 26, 2016 07:00 IST
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Sania Mirza Barbora StrycovaIndia's Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova on 24 September 2016 lifted the women’s doubles title in the Toray Pan Pacific Open trophy in Tokyo. In the final clash, the Indo-Czech pair defeated the unseeded Chinese pair of Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang 6-1, 6-1.

This is Sania and Strycova's second title in three tournaments since they have paired together.

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This is Sania and Strycova's second title in three tournaments since they have paired together. They won their first title in Cincinnati.

The victory puts Mirza and Strycova one step closer to a potential spot in the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. Entering Tokyo the duo sat at No.19 on the Road to Singapore Leaderboard, trailing the Top 8 by about 500 points. With 470 points now in the bag, the team received a major boost in their standings.

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