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Niculescu credits India's Mirza with US Open win

AFP logoAFP 30-08-2016
Monica Niculescu returns to Barbora Strycova © Provided by AFP Monica Niculescu returns to Barbora Strycova

Romania's Monica Niculescu dumped Czech 18th seed Barbora Strycova out of the US Open on Monday and credited Indian doubles star Sania Mirza with the victory.

Niculescu won 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 6-1 in her opener and paid tribute to Mirza with whom she teamed last weekend to win the doubles title at New Haven.

"I learned so much from that week, and she gave me so many tips on how to play certain girls and how to see the game," the 28-year-old world No 35 told @wta_insider.

She added: "I learned so many things. I want to thank her for playing with me, and I felt fantastic. I’m hoping to play again, when I can with her, because it was great."

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