Cara Black seeks revenge in China


ZIMBABWE tennis ace Cara Black will be looking for revenge when she and her Indian partner Sania Mirza take on Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova in the second round of the China Open doubles in Beijing today.


Black will be facing a team that defeated her and her former partner Marina Erakovic 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the Mutua Madrid Open in Madrid on May 11.

In qualifying for the second round, the eighth seeded pair easily brushed aside Kimiko Date-Krumm and Chanelle Scheepers 6-3, 6-3 in the opening round of the tournament on Sunday.

The unseeded pair of Russian Pavlyuchenkova and Czech Republican were stretched by Varvara Lepchenko and Saisai Zheng before eventually winning 5-7, 6-0, 10-6.

Black and Mirza will be looking for their second title together in a space of two weeks after teaming up to clinch the Toray Pan-Pacific Open last Saturday.

The two received $122 000 each for winning the tournament.

If they can go all the way and win the China Open, Black and Mirza, already assured of $14 000 each for reaching the
second round, will get $291 000 each.