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Wimbledon: Bopanna-Dabrowski ousted in mixed-doubles quarters

July 14, 2017 14:17 IST

Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski serves as she partners India's Rohan Bopanna during their mixed-doubles quarter-final against Great Britain's Heather Watson and Finland's Henri Kontinen at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon in London, on Thursday

IMAGE: Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski serves as she partners India's Rohan Bopanna during their mixed-doubles quarter-final against Great Britain's Heather Watson and Finland's Henri Kontinen at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon in London, on Thursday. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski went down fighting to Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson in the mixed doubles quarter-finals, bringing an end to India's challenge at the Wimbledon, in London on Thursday.

The 10th seeds and French Open champions lost 7-6(4), 4-6, 5-7 to the unseeded Finnish-British combo in exactly two hours on centre court.

The margin of defeat was quite less with the winners taking 109 points to 104 of the Roland Garros winners, who saved eight of the 11 break points they faced.

With Bopanna's defeat, India's challenge at Wimbledon has ended.

Bopanna has already exited from the men's doubles while Sania Mirza has also been knocked out of both the women's doubles and mixed doubles events with her respective partners.

India's challenge has also ended in the junior Wimbledon with early defeats of Mahak Jain, Zeel Desai, Mihika Yadav and Siddhanth Banthia in the girls and boys events.

Desai was the best performer among the juniors as she reached the third round in girls singles and the second round in the doubles. 

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