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Sania Mirza knocked out in quarter-finals of women's doubles at US Open

Garcia and Mladenovic win 7-6, 6-1
Updated: 07 September 2016 09:40 IST - Published: 06 September 2016 23:04 IST
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They scored a number of points off errors from the racquets of the French players - but in the second set were thoroughly outplayed - with the French pair fighting back at the end of Set 1.

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Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova have been in fine form since they came together, and they came into the US Open having won a title.

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Second set is easy peasy for French Open 2016 champions Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic! They beat 7th seeds Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova 7-6, 6-1.

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Up an early break of serve, Mladenovic and Garcia led 3-0 before rain saw the players led off court.

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Play has been suspended as rain hits the court! 

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Second set's underway and Mladenovic-Garcia are already up a break. They lead 2-0 right now after having opened serve for this set.

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First set to Garcia/Mladenovic, 7-6.

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Game and set to Garcia and Mladenovic, who win 7-6 (2).

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Mirza sends that volley pummeling towards Garcia, who can't combat it. She nets it, but they still lead the Indo-Czech pair 5-2.

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It's looking bleak for  Mirza and Strycova in the tiebreaker. The French pair lead 5-1.

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Brilliant comeback from the French pair! After breaking back, they've clawed their way back to force a first-set tiebreaker.

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Mirza and Strycova are now relying on unforced errors from their rivals for points - but nevertheless, they lead 6-5 and Mladenovic/Garcia now serve to stay in the set.

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This is going a bit south for Mirza and Strycova after a whopper of a start. They took the early break, but a break back and some solid holds of serve mean scores are now level at 5-5.

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Looks like there's a big fight back as Garcia and Mladenovic now break back for 4-5 in the first! 

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Wow. They've held on have Garcia and Mladenovic, and Mirza and Strycova now serve for the set.

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That's a beautiful drop shot from 22-year-old Caroline Garcia! She leaps high for that and smashes it down with ease.

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SET POINT as Mirza and Strycova look set to take the break... but their rivals fight back for deuce! 

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Between Mirza's forehand and Strycova's backhand, the pair are making a meal of the French Open winners. They hold for a 5-2 lead, and now Mladenovic and Garcia will serve to stay in the set.

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The French pair hold a quick service game but still trail 2-4! 

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And they HOLD! 4-1 to Mirza and Strycova and this set is incredibly one sided right now..

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And it's Mirza and Strycova with the first break of serve! They lead 3-1.

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Uncharacteristically high number of errors from Mladenovic and Garcia give free points to Mirza/Strycova.

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That's a BEAUTIFUL forehand winner from Mirza! The pair take a 2-1 lead - without conceding a single point in that game. 

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Both teams hold. Scores now 1-1.

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