Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares knocked out of French Open
Sania still in the French Open in the Women's Doubles with partner Martina Hingis
Paris, May 28 (IANS)
India's Sania Mirza and her partner Brazilian Bruno Soares crashed out of the French Open after losing in the first round of the mixed doubles match here on Thursday. 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 the 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.