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Martina Hingis ranked ninth in the world

Martina Hingis was too strong for Tzipi Obziler on Wednesday evening, defeating the Israeli in the second round of the Sunfeast Open in Calcutta, India, 6-2, 7-5.

Martina Hingis ranked ninth in the worldHingis, who is ranked ninth in the world, dominated the first set, but needed to dig deep in the second set to complete the win.

Despite the loss, Obziler (131) will at least be able console herself with playing well against a far superior player and with $2,275 check for her efforts in India this week.

The 33-year-old Israeli took the first game of the match and the score was tied at 2-2 after the first four games.

Hingis, who has five Grand Slam singles titles to her name, picked up her play in the next four games, winning them all and taking the first set 6-2.

The second set was much tighter, with the first ten games split equally between the players. In the 11th game of the set the 25-year-old Swiss broke Obziler's serve and took a crucial lead. Hingis held her serve in the next game and wrapped up the set 7-5.

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