IPTL: Indian Aces keep winning, thrash UAE Royals 30-11

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Singapore, Dec 2: Indian Aces produced their fourth consecutive victory in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), thrashing UAE Royals 30-11 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Tuesday.

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Aces, led by player-cum-coach Fabrice Santoro, won all five sets in convincing manner as Ana Ivanovic set the ball rolling with a 6-2 triumph over Kristina Mladenovic in the first set. (Aces unbeaten in Manila leg)

Ana Ivanovic defeated Kristina Mladenovic in 1st match

In the mixed doubles match, the experienced Indian pairing of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza triumphed 6-5 over Kristina Mladenovic and Nenad Zimonjic following a five-minute shootout.

Up next, flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils outplayed reigning US Open Champion Marin Cilic 6-1 in the third and men's singles set to make it 18-8 lead for the Aces.

Santoro won the past champions' set 6-2 against a struggling Goran Ivanisevic, who was nursing a hamstring strain before being substituted mid-match by Nenad Zimonjic. But Zimonjic failed to stop a rampaging Santoro.

The final set of the match was the men's doubles contest, which saw Bopanna and Monfils return to the fray to defeat a dispirited Cilic and Zimonjic 6-1.


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