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Sania-Elena lose in 1st round of Rogers Cup

August 11, 2011 19:07 IST

Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina made a shock first round exit from the WTA Rogers Cup tennis tournament, losing to the Italian pair of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci on Wednesday.

The fifth-seeded Indo-Russian pair squandered a set's lead and eventually went down 6-2, 0-6, 7-10.

After winning the first set comfortably, Sania and Vesnina failed to maintain the momentum and lost the next set at love.

However, they put up a strong fight in the decider, but it wasn't enough to prevent Errani and Vinci settling the issue in the tie-breaker.

Earlier, Sania failed to make it to the main draw of the singles after losing a marathon three-setter to Germany's Kathrin Woerle in the qualifiers.