US Open: Sania loses, Paes-Bhupathi, Bopanna-Qureshi advance
India's ace tennis player Sania Mirza lost a thrilling women's singles first round match while compatriots Leander Peas and Mahesh Bhupathi along with Rohan Bopanna and his
Pakistan partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi entered the second round of the men's doubles in the US Open Tennis Championships.
Playing in a packed court 17, Sania and her former doubles partner Shahar Peer engaged themselves in a fierce baseline exchange before the 23rd-seeded Israeli prevailed in the latter stages of the match to win 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-1 after more than a two-hour see-saw battle Tuesday. It was Peer's second win over Sania in their six meetings.
In the men's doubles, fourth-seeded Paes and Bhupathi saw off a stiff fight from Alexandr Dolgopolovof Ukraine and Albert Ramos of Spain to prevail 7-6(8), 6-4 in the first round.They now await the winner of the match between Florian Mayer of Germany and Rogier Wassen of the Netherlands and Frenchmen Marc Gicquel and Gael Monfils.