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Sania eclipsed by Vaidisova

Mirza lost to Nicole of Czech Republic 6-7, 3-6 in the silver semi-final of the Watson Water Challenge.

tennis Updated: Jan 06, 2006 22:30 IST

Tennis sensation Sania Mirza lost to world no. 15 Nicole Vaidisova of Czech Republic 6-7, 3-6 in the silver semi-final encounter of the Watson Water Challenge on Friday.

Mirzafought the first set all the way to the tie-breaker, but could not sustain the momentumtill the end.

The second set was a 'piece of cake' for Vaidisova. Sania's forehandwas no match for her booming serves. The Czech eventually sealed the match - under one hour.

First Published: Jan 06, 2006 20:55 IST