Sania-Mattek bow out of WTA event in USA

Last tournament for Sania before the Olympics as she is to report to the team captain in London July 23.

Written by Agencies | Carlsbad | Published: July 17, 2012 12:40:56 pm

Sania Mirza ended her Olympics build-up on a disappointing note as she suffered a first round exit from the WTA Premier event in USA along with her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands,here Tuesday.

The unseeded Indo-American pair fought hard before losing 7-5 4-6 5-10 in one hour and 56 minutes to Chinese Taipe combination of Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan in the USD 740,000 hard court event.

It was a roller-coaster contest for Sania and Bethanie as they came from no-where to win the first set as they were trailing 2-4 at one stage.

They though failed to carry forward the momentum,allowed the Taipei pair to draw parity before and then lost the match tie-breaker.

It was last tournament for Sania before the Olympics as she is to report to the team captain S P Misra in London July 23.

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