US Open: Sania Mirza, Leander Paes lose in doubles

Sania Mirza and her partner Bruno Soares lost their mixed doubles contest while Leander Paes crashed it out of doubles competition.

By: PTI | New York | Updated: September 5, 2015 4:39:28 pm
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The Indians had a disappointing outing in the US Open with both Leander Paes and Sania Mirza losing their doubles matches with their respective partners.

Mixed doubles defending champions Sania and Bruno Soares lost 3-6, 3-6 to Czech Republic’s Andrea Hlavackova Lukasz Kubot in a first round contest lasting 65 minutes.

Earlier in the day yesterday, Leander Paes and Fernando Verdasco lost their second round match 5-7, 6-4, 3-6 to unseeded American giant-killing pair of Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey.

Paes and his Spanish partner Verdasco got the better of Germans Florian Mayer and Frank Moder 6-2 6-3 in the opening round of the men’s doubles competition.

In women’s doubles, the top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair of Sania and Martina Hingis is scheduled to take on Swiss Timea Bacsinszky and her Taipei partner Chia-Jung Chuang in the second round.

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