Indian Aces edge past Singapore Slammers in IPTL

ABU DHABI (TIP): Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna got past Bruno Soares and Daniela Hantuchova in the mixed-doubles match as Micromax Indian Aces edged past DBS Singapore Slammers in the UAE leg of the International Premier Tennis League on Thursday. Indian Aces were given a hard time by the Singapore team but they won four of the five games and won Match 19 of the tournament 28-24 in terms of more sets won.

Sania and Bopanna combined well to win a closely contested battle against the Brazilian-Slovak pair of Soares and Hantuchova 6-5. In the legends face off, Fabrice Santoro from Indian Aces sailed past former World No. 1 Patrick Rafter of Australia 6-3. Serbian ace Ana Ivanovic also worked wonders for the Aces as the World No.5 beat Huntuchova 6-5 in the women’s singles match. Bopanna also paired with Gael Monfils in the men’s doubles to teach Lleyton Hewitt and Soares a lesson as the Indo-French outplayed the Australian-Brazilian pair 6-3. But Monfils tripped against Tomas Berdych 4-8 in the men’s singles encounter but Indian Aces took were the team left smiling.

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