Australian Open: Rohan Bopanna crashes out of mixed doubles

Second seeds Rohan Bopanna and Katarina Srebotnik lost 5-7, 3-6 to defending champions Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden in quarter-finals.

Updated: January 23, 2014 03:27 IST
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Melbourne: Rohan Bopanna and his Slovakian partner Katarina Srebotnik were humbled by Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden in mixed doubles quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday. The second seeds lost 5-7, 3-6 to the defending champions in 67 minutes. (Click here for latest on Australian Open)

Earlier, India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek lost their men's doubles quarterfinals. Paes-Stepanek suffered a 2-6, 6-7 loss to Michael Llodra and Nicholas Mahut, the 13th seeds from France.

Both Paes and Stepanek were erratic in the first set and committed four double faults. They also made 11 unforced errors while the Frenchmen made six. (Also read: Federer beats Murray, sets up semi-final vs Nadal)

Sania Mirza (Horia Tecau) and Paes (Daniela Hantuchova) remain in the mixed doubles draw. They play their quarterfinals with their respective partners Thursday.

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