Sania-Mattek crashes out of Wimbledon doubles
Sania Mirza's Wimbledon campaign ends after she Bethanie Mattek lost to Williams sisters Venus and Serena in straight sets in the quarterfinals in London.sports Updated: Jul 03, 2008 01:20 IST
Sania Mirza's Wimbledon campaign ended Wednesday after she and Bethanie Mattek lost to Williams sisters Venus and Serena in straight sets in the quarterfinals in London.
The 13th seeded Indo-American pair lost 4-6 3-6 to their more fancied 11th seeded opponents. The quarterfinal appearance though was Sania's best performance in Wimbledon.
Sania and Mattek were in even terms with their opponents for a while in the first set but the American sisters' better serve and power tennis finally caught up with the Indo-American pair who ran out of steam in the second set to lose the match in 86 minutes.
Sania had already crashed out of the singles and mixed doubles competition -- pairing with Mahesh Bhupathi -- losing in the second round in both the events.