Perth:India lost the Hopman Cup opener to the second-seeded United States 1-2 after Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna were beaten in their singles matches at Burswood Dome on Saturday.
In the women's singles, Sania put up a fight before going down 3-6, 6-4, 3-6 against Meghann Shaughnessy in two hours and 12 minutes, giving the United States 1-0 lead in the Group B encounter.
Bopanna, playing in a must win situation, hardly troubled Mardy Fish and gave up 2-6 4-6 in the men's singles, handing the opponents an unassailable 2-0 lead.
Playing for pride in the inconsequential mixed doubles tie, the seventh-seeded Indian pair combined well to carve out a 6-4 6-4 win.
India next play sixth-seeded hosts Australia, represented by Alicia Molik and Peter Luczak, on Tuesday.