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Sania-Shevdova crash out of Nurnberg WTA event

May 23, 2017 22:27 IST

Sania Mirza

IMAGE:  Sania Mirza. Photograph: Instagram

The top seeded pair of Sania Mizra and Yaroslava Shvedova crashed out of the Nurnberg WTA event following a shock first round defeat against Chia-Jung Chuang and Misaki Doi, in Nurnberg, on Tuesday.

Sania, ranked eighth in the world in doubles, and Shvedova lost 5-7, 2-6 to the unheralded Taipei-Japanese pair in just one hour and 19 minutes in the opening round of the $ 250,000 clay court event.

It is last tournament in lead up to the French Open, the second Grand Slam of the year.

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