Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mirza & Vesnina win Indian Wells

Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina, seeded 8th at the BNP Paribas Open, won the doubles title today by defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy 6-0, 7-5. To arrive at the final, Mirza and Vesnina defeated the teams of Hlavackova/Hradecka, Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova (7), Jans/Rosolska, and Hantuchova/Radwanska.

According to Matt Cronin, the winning team almost didn't play because of Vesnina's wrist injury, but Mirza, who knows a lot about wrist injuries, reportedly helped her new partner to cope. Vesnina became available to play on a new team when her regular partner, Vera Zvonareva, decided to concentrate on singles only.


migi said...

Czechs, Poles and Slovak...

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Bethanie and Meghann Shaunessy didn't win. I love watching Bethanie play. I love how she took her opportunity at Hobart and ran with it. I love her attitude. I was hoping she could win this title.

But, goodness, go Mirza & Vesnina. Fantastic.

(Hope I get to see this match on TC even if it means turning the sound off so I don't have to hear the commentary)


Diane said...

I like to watch Bethanie play, too. The USA has some great doubles players--Mattek-Sands, Venus and Serena, Huber, and King. It's a shame they don't get included in national discussions of the women's tour.