New Delhi, Jul 27: Second seeded Sania Mirza defeated top-seed Frenchwoman Julie Coin 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 to lift the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Lexington Challenger title.
Keeping her cool in the finals, the 22-year-old Hyderabadi girl clinched the victory winning the 50,000 dollar title. With this win, she climbed up three places in the latest WTA singles rankings. She now stands the 80th.
The intense finals saw a roller coaster ride as the two players took over alternative sets. However, refusing to bow down, Sania Mirza did India proud and crushed her French opponent.
After the 2003 tournament, this was only the second Challenger title for the Indian.