Sania closes on to a clash with Sharapova.....
Sania Mirza defeated Marion Bartoli of France 7-6 (7/4) 6-4 victory over at the Arsmstrong Stadium here today.
Sania's powerful ground strokes proved too hot to handle for the 19-year old Bartoli whose defensive tactics backfired against her aggressive opponent.
Sania will now meet either Russian top seed Maria Sharapova or Julia Schruff of Germany for a berth in the quarterfinals.
Posted at 12:17 am by TennisPro