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Sania-Bhupathi out of French Open mixed doubles

Indian mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi suffered a straight set loss to French-Israeli duo of Nathalie Dechy and Andy Ram in the first round of the French Open in Paris.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Paris
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2009 11:18 PM IST

Indian mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi suffered a straight set loss to French-Israeli duo of Nathalie Dechy and Andy Ram in the first round of the French Open in Paris on Saturday.

The Indian duo, who won the Australian Open title in January, lost 1-6, 5-7 to Dechy and Ram combine in one hour and two minute contest.

With the loss, Sania's campaign at Rolland Garros ended as she had already exited from the singles and doubles competitions.

Bhupathi though has advanced in the pre-quarterfinals in the doubles event. He and Mark Knowles of Bahamas defeated Johan Brunstrom of Sweden and Jean-Julien Rojer of Netherland Antilles 7-6 6-7(4) 7-6 (3) in a gruelling second round match on Saturday.

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