Sania gets tough draw in Wimbledon singles

Updated: Jun 18, 2010, 23:48 PM IST

London: Comeback Indian tennis star Sania
Mirza today drew a tough customer in world number 55 Angelique
Kerber of Germany as her first round opponent in the women`s
singles main draw of the Wimbledon.

The road for Sania will only get tougher because if she
manages to clear the first hurdle, she will have either 13th
seed Shahar Peer of Israel or Ana Ivanovic of Serbia as her
next opponent.

For the women`s doubles, Sania has partnered Denmark`s
Caroline Wozniacki and they will open their campaign against
local pair of Anne Keothavong and Melanie South.

Meanwhile, in the men`s doubles event, third seeds
Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy will open their campaign against
Rik De Voest of South Africa and Mischa Zverev Germany.

While fourth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi of
Belarus will be up against Argentine pair of Maximo Gonzalez
and Sebastian Prieto in the opening round.

Interestingly, Indian Davis Cuppers Somdev Devvarman and
Rohan Bopanna have drawn each other for the first round outing
with their respective partners.

Somdev and Treat Conrad Huey of Philippines will face
fas-rising team of Bopanna and Pakistani Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.

Harsh Mankad, who qualified for the first time for a
Grand Slam event, and his Serbian partner Ilija Bozoljac have
drawn Argentine combination of Juan Ignacio Chela and Eduardo
Schwank as their first round rivals.