Sania-Mattek knocked out of Wimbledon

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> In Sania Mirza's first quarterfinal appearance at Wimbledon, she and doubles partner Bethanie Mattek lose to the Williams sisters in straight sets.

Updated: July 05, 2008 15:40 IST
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Sania Mirza's Wimbledon campaign ended on Wednesday after she and Bethanie Mattek lost to Williams sisters Venus and Serena in straight sets in the quarterfinals here.

The 13th seeded Indo-American pair lost 4-6, 3-6 to their more fancied 11th seeded opponents.

The quarterfinal appearance though was Sania's best performance in Wimbledon.

Sania and Mattek were in even terms with their opponents for a while in the first set but the American sisters' better serve and power tennis finally caught up with the Indo-American pair who ran out of steam in the second set to lose the match in 86 minutes.

Sania had already crashed out of the singles and mixed doubles competition -- pairing with Mahesh Bhupathi - losing in the second round in both the events.

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