Melbourne: Sania Mirza`s campaign in the
Australian Open ended today after she and her Czech partner
Renata Voracova crashed out of the women`s doubles event,
losing in straight sets to top seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia
Pennetta in the opening round here.
Argentina`s Dulko, who is the World No 1 doubles players
and her World No 2 Italian partner Pennetta, outplayed the
Indo-Czech duo in 6-4, 6-1 in a contest that last just over an
The 24-year-old Sania, who also lost in the opening round
of the women`s singles event on Monday, and Voracova fought
hard in the first set before losing it 4-6.
The second set, however, turned out to be a dampener as
the Indo-Czech pair could hardly match their fancied
Sania, who won the mixed doubles title here with
compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi in 2009, which also is her only
Grand Slam triumph, is not taking part in the event this time