Sania Mirza made a winning start at the Miami Open after the Indian ace and Barbora Strycova beat Demi Schuurs and Renata Voracova 6-3, 7-6 (7-3). Mirza and her Czech partner won the first set easily but were pushed to the limit in the second before winning the tie-breaker.
Schuurs and Voracova went up a break in the opening set but Mirza and partner bounced back to clinch the set easily. However, the contest turned intense in the latter half of the second set as Schuurs and Varacova bounced back to level at 5-5 and went up 6-5 before Mirza and Strycova
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