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Sania suffers shock defeat at Istanbul

Fifth seeded Sania went down 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 to the ninth-seeded Michaella Krajicek of Netherlands.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 17:11 IST

Fifth seeded Sania Mirza suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands in the second round of USD 200,000 Istanbul Cup tennis championship on Wednesday.

Sania went down 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 to the ninth-seeded Krajicek who will now face either Meghann Shaughnessy of the United States or Anastasiya Yakimova of Bulgaria, who play later in the day, in the quarterfinals.

The Indian, ranked 38, was playing her first tournament on the WTA circuit after a three-week rest.

Next up for Sania is the French Open Grand Slam beginning on Sunday.