Wimbledon, July 8 (IANS) Indian star Sania Mirza and her Belgian partner Kirsten Flipkens defeated the British pair of Naomi Broady and Heather Watson in a hard fought encounter to enter the third round of the women’s doubles event at the Wimbledon tennis tournament here on Saturday.

Sania and Kirstenhad to struggle hard before scripting a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 victory in one hour and 45 minutes.

The 13th seeded Indo-Belgian pair will next meet third seeds Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Yung-Jan Chan of Chinese Taipei for a place in the quarter-finals.

Martina and Chan had defeated the unseeded Russian pair of Veronika Kudermetova and Natela Dzalamidze 6-1, 6-3 in the second round.

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