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Sania to face Safina in third round at Acura


First published: August 2, 2007, 10:00 AM IST | Updated: August 2, 2007
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Sania to face Safina in third round at Acura
Sania beat Eleni Daniilidou in straight sets 7-6 (1), 6-3 in second round.

New Delhi: Sania Mirza is through to the third round of the $13,40,000 WTA Acura Classic in San Diego (California).

Sania beat Eleni Daniilidou of Greece in straight sets 7-6 (1), 6-3 and will now take on Dinara Safina of Russia in the next round.

Though the two have never played each other but given the current form of the the 20-year-old Indian, the match is likely to be a tough affair for the world No. 14 and eighth seed Russian.

Safina won her second round match beating France's Camille Pin in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.

In doubles, too, Sania continued with her winning form. She and Shahar Peer of Israel entered second round, beating Angelika Bachmann and Hana Sromova 6-4, 6-0.