Bangkok, Feb 14, : Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza on Saturday entered into the finals of Pattaya Open, defeating Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4 5-7 6-1.
The unseeded Indian took two hours to win the encounter and enter the finals of 2,20,000 dollar Pattaya Open.
Sania broke eighth seeded Rybarikova in the fourth game of deciding third set to give herself a 3-1 lead. She converted first of the three breakpoints, which she earned after the Slovakian double faulted.
Ranked 126th in WTA charts, Sania became the first Indian player to win a WTA title when she won the Hyderabad Open in 2005.