Sania''s campaign ends in Australian Open

Posted By: Pti

Melbourne, Jan 19 (PTI) Sania Mirza''s campaign in theAustralian Open ended today after she and her Czech partnerRenata Voracova crashed out of the women''s doubles event,losing in straight sets to top seeds Gisela Dulko and FlaviaPennetta in the opening round here.

Argentina''s Dulko, who is the World No 1 doubles playersand her World No 2 Italian partner Pennetta, outplayed theIndo-Czech duo in 6-4 6-1 in a contest that last just over anhour.

The 24-year-old Sania, who also lost in the opening roundof the women''s singles event on Monday, and Voracova foughthard in the first set before losing it 4-6.

The second set, however, turned out to be a dampener asthe Indo-Czech pair could hardly match their fanciedopponents.

Sania, who won the mixed doubles title here withcompatriot Mahesh Bhupathi in 2009, which also is her onlyGrand Slam triumph, is not taking part in the event this timearound.

Story first published: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 17:00 [IST]
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