Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina edged out Shuai Peng of
China and Chinese Taipei's Su-Wei Hsieh to book a place in the doubles
final of the Dubai Duty Free Women's Tennis Championships.
second seeded Indo-Russian pair took an hour and 40 minutes to beat their
opponents in the super tie-break, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 1-0 (13/11) here late
The duo converted five of the seven break points
on offer while Hsieh and Peng could manage only three from eight and that
proved to be their downfall.
Sania and Vesnina will face top
seeds American pair of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the final Saturday
The Americans have won eight straight games and are
gunning for their third consecutive title having won in Paris (Indoors)
and Doha before this.
2011 US Open champions Raymond and Huber
took just 61 minutes in disposing of the team Nuria Llagostera Vives and
Anastasia Rodionova 6-3, 6-2.