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Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna crash out of Cincinnati Masters

Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng lost to Hsieh Su-Wei and Moncia Niculescu 4-6, 6-7 in semis while Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig lost to 1-6, 7-6, 7-10 to second seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in an enthralling Cincinnati Masters quarter-final.

tennis Updated: Aug 19, 2017 16:28 IST
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Sania Mirza,Rohan Bopanna,Cincinnati Masters
Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng lost to Hsieh Su-Wei and Moncia Niculescu 4-6, 6-7 in the semis of Cincinnati Open. (AP )

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna bowed out of the Cincinnati Masters after losing their quarterfinal and semifinal with respective partners in the men’s and women’s doubles.

Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig lost 1-6 7-6 7-10 to second seeds Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Marcelo Melo in an enthralling three-setter quarterfinal that lasted one hour and 36 minutes.

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In the WTA event, being run simultaneously, Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng lost to Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Moncia Niculescu of Romania 4-6 6-7 in the women’s doubles semifinal lasting one hour and 33 minutes.

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The Indo-Chinese duo were found wanting in the first set but made amends later on, forcing the second set into a tiebreaker. However, Niculescu and Su-Wei were up to the task and did not allow the match to go to the decider.

In the men’s singles, Ramkumar Ramanathan had lost in the second round while Leander Paes and his partner Alexander Zverev had exited in the first round itself in the men’s doubles.

First Published: Aug 19, 2017 13:37 IST