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Sania bows out of French Open singles

May 26, 2011 17:17 IST

Sania Mirza failed to break the second round jinx at the French Open, crashing out of the tournament after a straight sets defeat to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the women's singles, in Paris, on Thursday.

The Indian ace lost 2-6, 4-6 to the 12th-seeded Radwanska in an hour and 16 minutes.

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Sania, ranked No 72, committed 42 unforced errors as compared to her opponent's 18.

The Polish player completely dominated the proceedings, running away with the first set 6-2.

In the second set, Sania lifted herself, but Radwanska proved too strong.

Sania has not been able to cross the second round hurdle in Grand Slams since 2009 and the fourth round appearance in the US Open in 2005 remains her best performance.

He campaign in the tournament though is not finished. She and partner Elena Vesnina have reached the second round of the women's doubles.