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Mahesh loses mixed doubles final

sports Updated: Jul 04, 2011 15:50 IST
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Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi failed to notch up his third Wimbledon mixed doubles title as he and his partner Elena Vesnina were outplayed by Jurgen Melzer and Iveta Benesova in straight sets in the final here on Sunday.

The fourth seeded Indo-Russian pair lost 3-6 2-6 to their ninth seeded opponents in a 51-minute summit clash at the center court.

Austrian Melzer and Czech Republic's Benesova, who have not lost a single set on their way to the title, were the dominant pair for most part of the final match with better serve and returns.

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Kveta Peschke ensured more Czech joy when she claimed her first grand slam doubles title alongside Katarina Srebotnik on Saturday. The second seeds beat Sabine Lisicki and Australia's Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1.