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Sania, Bopanna out of Cincinnati Masters

August 19, 2017 14:23 IST

Sania Mirza

IMAGE: Sania Mirza in action. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza bowed out of the Cincinnati Masters after losing their quarter-final and semi-final matches respectively in the men's and women's doubles.

Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig lost 1-6, 7-6, 7-10 to second seeds Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Marcelo Melo in an enthralling three-setter last eight match that lasted one hour and 36

minutes.

In the WTA event, being run simultaneously, Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng lost to Hsie Su-Wei of Taiwan and Moncia Niculescu of Romania 4-6, 6-7 in the semis.

The Indo-Chinese duo were found wanting in the first set but made amends later on, forcing the second set into a tie-breaker.

However, Niculescu and Su-Wei were up to the task and did not allow the match to go to the decider.

In the men's singles, Ramkumar Ramanathan had lost in the second round while Leander Paes and his partner Alexander Zverev had exited in the first round itself in the men's doubles.

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