The second-seeded Indian pair was beaten 6-1, 7-6(7) in the doubles pre-quarterfinals by Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia and Denis Kudla of the US.

Asian Games doubles gold medallists Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh were knocked out in the first round of the $50,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Winnetka, Illinois, US.

The second-seeded Indian pair was beaten 6-1, 7-6(7) in the doubles pre-quarterfinals by Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia and Denis Kudla of the US.

However, in singles, sixth-seeded Somdev pulled through easily into the second round while Sanam lost in the first round in three sets.

The results: Singles (first round): Somdev Devvarman bt Jared Hiltzik (US) 6-4, 6-2; Takanyi Garanganga (Zim) bt Sanam Singh 6-0, 3-6, 6-2. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Thanasi Kokkinakis (Aus) and Denis Kudla (US) bt Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh 6-1, 7-6(7).

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