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Sania-Chuang in Miami Masters quarterfinals

March 31, 2009 10:40 IST

Sania Mirza and her partner Chuang Chia-jung of Taiwan rallied to stun eighth seeds Maria Kirilenko and Flavia Pennetta in a gruelling three-setter for a place in the women's doubles quarterfinal of the USD 4.5 million Miami Masters in Miami, Florida.

Sania and Chuang shocked the fancied Russian-Italian pair 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-4 to enter the last-eight stage.

The unseeded Indo-Taiwanese duo will next take on the winners of the match between the Argentine-Israeli team of Gisela Dulko and Shahar Peer and the Spanish combine of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Ruano Pascual.

The other Indian in fray at the event is Leander Paes, who along with Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy, has reached the pre-quarters of men's doubles.

Mahesh Bhupathi, who teamed up with Bahamian Mark Knowles, crashed out after losing in the first round itself.

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