New York. India’s star tennis player Sania Mirza and her American partner Rajeev Ram have been eliminated from the first round of the mixed doubles of the US Open. The India-US pair had to face defeat in the first round at the hands of Diana Yastremska of Ukraine and Max Purcell of Australia.
Unseeded Mirza and Ram lost 3-6, 6-3, 7-10 in a match that lasted 61 minutes. Mirza and Ram could only redeem one of the three break points. With this defeat, Sania Mirza’s campaign in the last Grand Slam of the season ended. She has already lost to Coco Vandewege of America in the first round of women’s doubles.
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India’s Rohan Bopanna and Croatia’s Ivan Dodich will face Monaco’s Huzo Nis and France’s Arthur Rindernatch in the men’s doubles second round. Before entering the US Open, Sania Mirza and her US partner Christina McHall were runners-up in the WTA 250 tennis competition. In the final played in Cleveland, Sania-Christina lost to top seeded pair of Shuko Ayoma and Anna Shibahara.
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Indian veteran women’s tennis players Sania and Christina lost 5-7, 3-6 against the Japanese pair in the final in an hour and 24 minutes. To make it to the first final of the season, Sania got 180 ranking points and an amount of three thousand dollars.
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