Sania-Cara enter semis at year-end WTA meet

SINGAPORE (TIP): Making their first appearance in the WTA Finals, Sania Mirza and Cara Black started their campaign on the right foot by serving past Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears to book their semifinals berth on October 23. Indo-Zimbabwe pair, playing their last tournament together, were made to work hard by the US duo of Raquel and Abigail as they won the match in super tiebreak 6-3, 2-6, 12-10. Sania, who has split up with Cara, will partner Chinese Taipei’s Su-Wei Hsieh from next year.

For the first time in the 44 years history of WTA Finals, a city in Asia Pacific region is hosting the prestigious year-end tournament. Top singles players comprising Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep and the defending doubles’ champions Su-wei and Shuai Peng are all competing in the prestigious event. The singles players are competing in a round-robin format, while the doubles team’s will play in a singleelimination, each battling for the title and the prize money of a whopping 6.5 million US Dollars

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