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Sania and Zheng tamed in semifinals
New York, September 07, 2013
First Published: 01:00 IST(7/9/2013)
Last Updated: 01:04 IST(7/9/2013)

Sania Mirza's US Open campaign ended with a tame semifinal defeat in the women's doubles with partner Jie Zheng against Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua.

The 10th seeded Indo-Chinese pair, which came into the US Open with New Haven title, lost 2-6 2-6 in an hour and five minutes to the Australian eight seeds.

Sania and Zheng struggled to hold their serves as they were broken thrice in both the sets.

Sania had bowed out of the mixed doubles with Romanian partner Horia Tecau.

None of the three Indians could clear the first round hurdle in the mixed doubles first round. Rohan Bopanna lost his opening round with Germany's Julia Goerges while Mahesh Bhupathi and Martina Hingis also suffered disappointment.

However, Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek have kept alive  title hopes after an upset win over Mike and Bob Brayn in the men's doubles semifinal.

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