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Sania suffers double blow at Wimbledon

sports Updated: Jul 02, 2011 01:30 IST
HT Correspondent

Sania Mirza's campaign at Wimbledon came to an end on Friday, as she lost in the women's as well as mixed doubles. The Indian duo of Rohan Bopanna and Sania lost 6-1, 2-6, 2-6 to Australia's Paul Hanley and Su-Wei Hsieh of the Chinese Taipei in the mixed doubles quarterfinal.

Earlier in the day, Sania and Russian partner Elena Vesnina failed to make their second successive Grand Slam final. The fourth seeds went down 6-3, 1-6 to Czech Republic's Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik in the women's doubles semi-final. Second seed Peschke and Srebotnik recorded a comfortable 6-3 6-1 win over the fourth-seed Indo-Russian duo in little over an hour.

There was no stopping Peschke and Srebotnik, who had 79% of their second serve in place as compared to Sania-Vesnina's 38 per cent. Good news trickled in for India, though, as Mahesh Bhupathi and Vesnina entered the mixed doubles semi-final. They beat the Israeli pair of Jonathan Erlich and Shahar Peer 6-4, 6-1.