Sania-Soares knocked out of French Open

Paris: India’s Sania Mirza and her Brazilian partner Bruno Soares crashed out of the French Open after losing in the first round of the mixed doubles match yesterday.

Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer stunned the top-seeded Indo-Brazilian pair 6-2, 6-2 to enter the second round of the tournament.

Groenefeld-Rojer showed their dominance right from the word go, winning the first set 6-2 in a one-sided affair.

The second set saw the same result in favour of Groenefeld-Rojer as Sania-Soares failed to make a comeback into the game.

Groenefeld-Rojer pair won 63 percent of first serve points, while winning six out of nine break points. They next face Taipei’s Yung-Jan Chan and Australia’s John Peers in the second round who earlier beat Hao-Ching Chan and Marin Draganja 6-3, 6-4.

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