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Sania-Monica shock Wimbledon champs in Cincinnati

August 12, 2010 16:26 IST

Sania Mirza and Monica Niculescu stunned Wimbledon doubles champions Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova to storm into the quarter-finals of the the Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Cincinnati.

The unseeded Indo-Romanian pair shocked their fifth seed rivals 6-3, 1-6, 10-6 in the second round of the $2,000,000 hard court event.

They had earlier beaten local pair Melanie Oudin and Jamie Hampton 6-4, 7-6 in the opening round.

They will next take on the winners of the match between Kveta Peschke/ Katarina Srebotnik and Maria Kirilenko/Victoria Azarenka.

Sania had failed to make the singles main draw after losing the first round of the qualifying event to 16th seed Serbian Bojana Jovanovski.

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