US Open: Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig Crash Out of Mixed Doubles


New Delhi: The top-seeded pair of Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig on Sunday suffered a straight sets defeat to crash out of the mixed doubles event at the US Open in New York.

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Sania and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig lost their second round match against unheralded Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic and Marin Draganja of Croatia in straight sets 3-6, 4-6. The match lasted for only 65 minutes as the Indo-Croat pair was outplayed in both the sets. 

Mirza-Dodig were broken twice in the first four games as it became impossible to make a comeback losing the first set at 3-6. In the second set, the Czech-Croat pair broke thrice despite being themselves broken twice to wrap the set at 6-4. It was the 71 per cent overall points that they won frst serve which made the overall difference.

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