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Sania-Rodionova beaten in semis at Estoril Open

May 04, 2012 15:11 IST

Sania Mirza and Anastasia Rodionova crashed out of the Estoril Open after losing to the Kazakh pair of Yaroslava Shvedova and Galina Voskobo 6-3, 7-6(6) in the women's doubles semi-finals.

The second seeded Indo-Australian pair was beaten in 84 minutes.

There was, however, little to separte the two teams. While Sania-Rodionova saved five of eight break-points and converted two off seven, Shvedova-Voskobo saved five of seven and converted three of the eight opportunities they earned.

After losing the first set 3-6, the Indo-Australian pair did well to take the second set to the tie-breaker, but the Kazakhs held their nerves to seal the set and match.

Rodionova had beaten Sania in the 2010 Commonwealth Games women's singles final.

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