Sania Mirza leads India to Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Group triumph

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Hyderabad, Apr 19: Indian captain Sania Mirza led from the front as the hosts registered a 2-1 victory over Philippines in the final of the Asia/Oceania group II of the Fed Cup tennis tournament, here on Saturday, April 18.

India's Prarthana G Thombare defeated Anna Clarice Patrimonio 6-3 6-1 in the first singles match of the tournament.

Sania Mirza

However, Ankita Raina was defeated by Katharina Lehnert 2-6 7-5 7-5 in the second singles match.

Sania, who joined the campaign in the doubles match, showed a glimpse of her brilliance by securing a 6-3 6-3 win for India in the company of Thombare.

India now move to the Asia/Oceania Zone group l in 2016.

PTI

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