Tennis

Paes, Sania lose in U.S. Open doubles



The Indians had a disappointing outing in the U.S. Open with both Leander Paes and Sania Mirza losing their doubles matches.

Mixed doubles defending champions Sania and Bruno Soares lost 3-6, 3-6 to Czech Republic’s Andrea Hlavackova-Lukasz Kubot in the first round contest lasting 65 minutes.

Earlier in the day, Leander Paes and Fernando Verdasco lost their second round match 5-7, 6-4, 3-6 to unseeded American pair of Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey.

Paes and his Spanish partner Verdasco got the better of Germans Florian Mayer and Frank Moder 6-2 6-3 in the opening round of the men’s doubles competition.

In women’s doubles, the top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair of Sania and Martina Hingis is scheduled to take on Swiss Timea Bacsinszky and her Taipei partner Chia-Jung Chuang in the second round.

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