IPTL 2016 | Hingis gets the better of Mirza as Indian Aces stumble to first loss
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UAE Royals won 30-20 against Indian Aces at the Saitama Super Arena to go to the top of the points table in the IPTL. After winning her singles game against Kirsten Flipkens, Martina Hingis paired up with Pablo Cuevas to defeat Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna 6-4 in the mixed doubles clash.
Thomas Johansson and Mark Philippoussis faced off in the legends’ tie, and it was the former Swedish great who came out on top 6-3. Johansson broke Philippoussis’ service game thrice in the match and hit 13 winners compared to his opponents’ 9.
The UAE Royals extended their lead with the help of Martina Hingis who defeated Kirsten Flipkens 6-4 in a closely fought singles tie. There
The Swiss then paired up with Pablo Cuevas to take on her former doubles partner Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna in the mixed doubles game. Although the Indian pair managed to hit more aces and winners in the set, it was their unforced errors which saw them lose the match 4-6.
With the match on the line, Tomas
UAE Royals 30-20 Indian Aces
Thomas Johansson 6-3 Mark Philippoussis
Martina Hingis 6-4 Kirsten Flipkens
Cuevas/ Hingis 6-4 Bopanna/ Mirza
Tomas Berdych 6-3 Feliciano Lopez
Cuevas/ Nestor 6-6 Bopanna Lopez