Sania Mirza reached her first Grand Slam semi-final of the 2017 season with Shauai Peng after edging past Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova in a close two-set battle at the US open in New York on Thursday.
The fourth seeded Indo-Chinese pair dispatched the fifth seed Hungarian-Czech combo 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the quarter –final which lasted one hour and 56 minutes. It is a season’s best performance for Sania at the Majors as she fell in the third rounds of the Australian open and the Wimbledon while at the French Open she made at first round exit.
Sania has played with different partners at the Grand Slams this season. She had started the season by teaming up with Barbora Strycova. They had lost in the third round of Australian open to Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato.