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Sony Ericsson Open - Sania fails in qualifying bid

611   //    21 Mar 2012, 10:37 IST

India’s Sania Mirza failed to qualify for the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, going down in the final round of qualification on Tuesday.

After beating 95th ranked American Irina Falconi on Monday, Sania went down 6-2, 6-4 to American teenager Sloane Stephens, who is ranked 90th in the world. Stephens was celebrating her birthday on Tuesday.

Others advancing with Stephens into the main draw included Americans Madison Keys, Jamie Hampton, former top 0 player Alize Cornet and Urszula Radwanska, sister of world no. 4 Agnieszka, on the women’s side; and Sergei Bubka, Arnaud Clement and Rajeev Ram on the men’s side.

Men’s Qualifying Singles – Second Round
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d J Ward (GBR) 63 63
A Veic (CRO) d T Kamke (GER) 64 62
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d B Reynolds (USA) 76(1) 64
R Ram (USA) d M Bachinger (GER) 62 64
D Goffin (BEL) d B Paire (FRA) 62 62
R Bautista-Agut (ESP) d P Lorenzi (ITA) 57 64 75
S Bolelli (ITA) d F Serra (FRA) 76(2) 75
B Phau (GER) d M Russell (USA) 36 61 62
A Clement (FRA) d P Capdeville (CHI) 75 61
G Rufin (FRA) d F Bagnis (ARG) 60 61
F Dancevic (CAN) d Y Sugita (JPN) 46 63 61
[WC] S Bubka (UKR) d [WC] M Chiudinelli (SUI) 63 31 Retired

Women’s Qualifying Singles – Second Round
K Bondarenko (UKR) d M Lucic (CRO) 46 62 64
A Cornet (FRA) d S Hsieh (TPE) 63 57 64
V Dushevina (RUS) d Y Chan (TPE) 63 63
V Savinykh (RUS) d V Lepchenko (USA) 63 62
U Radwanska (POL) d A Hlavackova (CZE) 46 75 61
S Foretz Gacon (FRA) d A Rezai (FRA) 64 63
S Stephens (USA) d S Mirza (IND) 62 64
J Hampton (USA) d M Minella (LUX) 63 62
M Doi (JPN) d A Rus (NED) 76(4) 62
[WC] M Keys (USA) d A Rodionova (AUS) 26 61 64
E Birnerova (CZE) d [WC] A Pivovarova (RUS) 64 63
M Czink (HUN) d L Robson (GBR) 76(4) 62


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