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Sania Mirza, Bethanie Mattek-Sands won women’s doubles title of Sydney International

Jan 17, 2015 15:15 IST

Sania MirzaSania Mirza and her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US on 16 January 2015 won the women’s doubles title of the Sydney International Tennis Tournament.

The unseeded Indo-American pair defeated top-seeded Americans Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones 6-3, 6-3 in the summit clash played in Sydney. With this win, the duo earned 470 ranking points each and split 39000 US Dollar as prize money.

This was the fifth WTA title for Sania and Bethanie together, while it was the first title of the season for Sania. This was 23rd career title for Sania.

The 2015 Sydney International Tennis Tournament was held from 12 January to 17 January 2015 at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, Australia.

Sydney International Tennis Tournament
Sydney International tennis Tournament also known as Apia International Sydney is one of the oldest professional tennis tournaments of the world. It started in 1885. The tournament was used by colonial officials as a means to select the Davis Cup team.

Currently, the tournament is conducted annually a week prior to the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the tennis calendar.

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