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India's mixed doubles challenge at Wimbledon over

July 07, 2019 14:24 IST

Rohan Bopanna

IMAGE: The pair of India's Rohan Bopanna-Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus was beaten by New Zealand’s Artem Sitak-Laura Siegemund of Germany in the second round at Wimbledon on Saturday. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

India's challenge in mixed doubles at the Wimbledon Championships ended with second round defeats of Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna, on Saturday.

Seeded 13th, Bopanna and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus lost 4-6, 4-6 to New Zealand’s Artem Sitak and Laura Siegemund of Germany in 73 minutes.


Left-handed Sharan and his Chinese partner Yingying Duan lost 3-6, 4-6 to the British duo of Eden Silva and Evan Hoyt in 62 minutes.

Silva and Hoyt had knocked out Leander Paes and Australia’s Samantha Stosur in the first round.

Sharan is still alive in the men's doubles competition. He and his Brazilian partner Marcelo Demoliner will take on the top seeded combination of Marcelo Melo of Brazil and Lukasz Kubot of Poland on Monday.