Mirza ousts Amanmuradova in China
Sania Mirza of India ousted third-seeded Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan 6-4, 6-3 Wednesday in a day of upsets in the second round of the Guangzhou International.
Mirza broke her opponent four times while losing serve just once.
Fifth-seeded Chang Kai-Chen of Taiwan and No. 8 Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa were also eliminated. Chang lost 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 to Chinese wild card Han Xinyun, while Scheepers was routed 6-1, 6-0 by unseeded Zhang Shuai of China.
Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia also advanced, beating compatriot Ekaterina Ivanova 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.