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Madrid Open: Sania-Rodionova knocked out in opening round

May 08, 2012 11:36 IST

Sania Mirza and Anastasia Rodionova suffered an upset first round exit from the Madrid Open after losing to Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Shuai Zhang, in Madrid on Monday.

The sixth seed Indo-Australian combination lost 3-6, 2-6 to German-Chinese duo in the opening round of the Euro 3,755,140 clay court event.

Sania was defending 250 points and for that she needed to reach at least the quarter-finals.

Sania and Rodionova lost the match under an hour as they failed to convert five breakpoints and lost their serve six times in the match.

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