Huge support for Sania Mirza from all around the world, especially from in India, as she will be bidding for her seventh major tennis title, and first with Croatian partner Ivan Dodig, in the Australian Open mixed doubles final where the second seeds take on unseeded American Abigail Spears and Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal in Melbourne on Sunday.
The game is scheduled to begin at 10: 30 am India time. The match will be telecast Live on Sony Six. The match can be streamed online at Hotstar. For live scores, updates and analysis, you can follow inuth.com
Before reaching the finals, Sania-Dodig overcame a tough one-hour-18-minute battle in the semi-final against Aussies Samantha Stosur and Sam Groth 6-4, 2-6, (10-5) on Friday. Abigail-Cabal defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and Aussie Chris Guiccione 7-6 (1), 6-2 in the last four stage.
It will be Sania’s second Australian Open mixed doubles final after winning in 2009 with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi.
She has won three mixed doubles titles, the last being the 2014 US Open with Brazilian Bruno Soares. The 30-year-old Hyderabadi has six major titles in her kitty, three in mixed doubles and three in women’s doubles.