London: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza
crashed out in the first round of the women singles event in
the Wimbledon after slumping to a straight set defeat against
Angelique Kerber of Germany here on Monday.
The 113th ranked Sania, who is making her comeback to the
courts after a three-month injury lay-off, lost 4-6, 1-6 to the
55th ranked Kerber in little more than an hour.
Sania, who recently married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib
Malik, still has a chance to make amends for the opening round
loss in the singles as she will compete in the doubles event
of the grass court Grand Slam, partnering Caroline Wozniacki
The Indo-Dane duo wil be up against Anne Keothavong and
Melanie South of Great Britain in the opening round.