It was curtains for India’s Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza in their respective mixed doubles encounters on Tuesday. Bopanna and his Australian partner Anastasia Rodionova, seeded 13th, lost their third-round clash 5-7, 3-6 to the Colombian combine of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Mariana Duque.
The top seeded Indo-Croatian combo of Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig too bowed out after losing to unseeded British duo of Neal Skupski and Anna Smith 6-4 3-6 5-7 in a match that lasted over two hours. Both pairs traded a couple of breaks in the first set before the top seeds got a third break, which enabled them to close the set at 6-4.
Sania and Dodig looked on course for a victory but Neal and Anna earned a a break and won the second set 6-3. The Indo-Croat pair had problem with their second serve and their success rate was a mere 38%.
In the girls’ event, India’s Karman Kaur Thandi’s poor show at the junior Grand Slams continued as Mariam Bolkvadze of Georgia won her second round match 4-6 6-2 6-2 in a little over two hours. Thandi had previously lost in the first round at the French Open.