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Sania bows out, Lee-Hesh up

Sania Mirza lost a thrilling women's singles first round match while compatriots Leander Peas and Mahesh Bhupathi along with Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistan partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi entered the second round of the men's doubles in the US Open.

sports Updated: Aug 31, 2011 23:21 IST

Sania Mirza lost a thrilling women's singles first round match while compatriots Leander Peas and Mahesh Bhupathi along with Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistan partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi entered the second round of the men's doubles in the US Open.

Sania playing her former doubles partner, lost 7-6(5), 3-6, 1-6 after more than a two-hour see-saw battle Tuesday.

In the men's doubles, fourth-seeded Paes and Bhupathi defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine and Albert Ramos of Spain 7-6(8), 6-4. Bopanna and Qureshi pulled off a 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 win over Americans Robby Ginepri and Rhyne Williams.

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