Indian Wells (USA): Sania Mirza and her Russian Partner has moved to quarter-finals of the WTA Indian Wells Premier event after scoring a hard fought win over Timea Bacsinszky and Alberta Brianti, here.

The second seeds dominated the proceedings in the beginning but lost the second set before winning the second round match 6-1, 3-6, 10-2.

They face Argentine pair of Gisela Dulko and Paola Suarez in the last-eight stage match.

Sania had exited the singles event after losing the second round match against Anabel Medina Garrigues.