Bhupathi, Sania out of Australian Open mixed doubles
Zeenews logo
        English        
 Follow Me on Pinterest Google Plus Ditto RSS Mail to us Mail to us
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 
Search

Bhupathi, Sania out of Australian Open mixed doubles

Last Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 12:54
  Comments 0  
Bhupathi, Sania out of Australian Open mixed doublesMelbourne: It was all over for India at the Australian Open after Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of the mixed doubles after losing their respective quarterfinal matches in contrasting fashion here on Thursday.

Third seeds Sania and her American partner Bob Bryan were stunned 5-7 4-6 by the unseeded Czech duo of Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak.

Fifth seeds Bhupathi and his Russian partner Nadia Petrova lost 3-5 6-3 11-13 to the Australian combine of Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden.

Sania and Bryan were the first to take the court and the profligate combination frittered away seven of the eight break points it earned and ended up being broken twice by the rival pair, which clinched the opening set in 37 minutes.

The second set unfolded in similar fashion as Hradecka and Cermak proved more efficient in grabbing their chances to close the set and the match in their favour after another 28 minutes.

In contrast, Bhupathi and Petrova were in for a more gruelling battle that lasted nearly one and a half hour.

The first set went to the local favourites after they pulled off a couple of service breaks.

Bhupathi and Petrova fought back in the 35-minute second set. The two did not concede a single break point and converted one of the five they earned to draw level after sending down 18 winners against their rivals` four.

In the decider, Bhupathi and Petrova ended up paying for five double faults to lose out narrowly.

PTI


For Zee News’s Updates, follow us on Twitter , Facebook, Google+, Pinterest


First Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 12:54


Comments

Pages:    

Post your Comments

Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 

Most liked Comments



 
 
Rank Player
1 Rafael Nadal (ESP)
2 Novak Djokovic (SRB)
3 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
4 Roger Federer (SUI)
5 Andy Murray (GBR)
6 Tomas Berdych (CZE)
7 David Ferrer (ESP)
8 Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG)
9 Milos Raonic (CAN)
10 Ernests Gulbis
Rank Player
1 Serena Williams (USA)
2 Li Na (CHN)
3 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
4 Simona Halep (ROU)
5 Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
6 Petra Kvitova (CZE)
7 Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
8 Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
9 Angelique Kerber (GER)
10 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
 
 
 
Copyright © Zee Media Corporation Ltd . All rights reserved