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Sania crashes out of Wimbledon singles
June 28, 2007 21:07 IST
The 20-year-old Indian ace was outplayed by the 11th seeded Russian, losing 2-6, 2-6.
Nothing went right for Sania after being broken in the second game of the match. Another break in the eighth game gave Petrova the first set in 28 minutes.
Sania came back strongly at the start of the second set, extending the 25-year-old from Moscow [Images] in the first game, where she had two break-points but failed to convert them.
But she could not sustain the early flourish and was broken for the third time in the match as Petrova went 2-0 up.
Sania had another chance to break in the third game but frittered it away by committing an unforced error.
Games then went with serve before the Russian effected another break in the eighth game to wrap the match in 64 minutes.
The victory was revenge of sorts for Petrova, who was shocked by Sania two years back in a WTA Tour event in San Diego.
Sania will partner Israel's Shahar Peer in the ladies doubles and Mahesh Bhupathi [Images] in the mixed doubles.