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US Open: Paes, Sania out of mixed doubles

Last updated on: September 4, 2012 13:04 IST

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Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, along with their respective partners, crashed out of the mixed doubles at the US Open after losing in the quarter-finals, in New York.

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The third-seeded Indo-Russian pair of Paes and Elena Vesnina was stunned by the seventh-seeded Czech duo of Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak 6-7 (2), 5-7 in a battle that lasted an hour and 43 minutes.

Paes-Elena could win just 67 points, compared to their rivals' 80, while they also committed 25 unforced errors.


Image: Elena Vesnina of Russia and Leander Paes of India
Photographs: Mark Kolbe-Pool/Getty Images

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Sania and her British partner Colin Fleming went down in straight sets to fourth seeds Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic and Poland's Marcin Matkowski.

Unseeded Sania-Fleming failed to match their more fancied opponents and bow out in just 69 minutes, losing 3-6, 5-7.

The Indo-British combo wasted as many as seven of eight break-points they got.


Image: Sania Mirza
Photographs: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

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