Madrid: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza was
sent packing from the Madrid open following a first-round
defeat to Russia`s Elena Vesnina.
Sania succumbed 4-6, 3-6 in a match that lasted for over
an hour without posing any serious threat to her doubles
The Hyderabadi, who looked jittery with her first serve,
committed seven double faults.
Sania, however, remains in contention for the doubles
event of the euro 3,500,000 tournament as she gears up to face
eighth-seeded Czech pair of Iveta Benesova and Barbora
Zahlavova Strycova, with Vesnina.