French Open 2013: Sania Mirza crashes out in first round of mixed doubles

Updated: 01 June 2013 00:26 IST

India's Sania Mirza and her Swedish partner Robert Lindstedt today crashed out in the first round of the mixed doubles event, suffering a shocking straight-set defeat at the hands of Cara Black and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi here.

French Open 2013: Sania Mirza crashes out in first round of mixed doubles
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India's Sania Mirza and her Swedish partner Robert Lindstedt today crashed out in the first round of the mixed doubles event, suffering a shocking straight-set defeat at the hands of Cara Black and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi here.

The top seeded Indo-Swede combination were no match for their unseeded opponents, losing 2-6 3-6 in little less than an hour.

Black and Qureshi will now face the winner of the match between Sorana Cirstea of Romania and David Marrero and Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei and Denmark's Frederik Nielsen.

Sania, however, will partner American Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the women's doubles event where they have been seeded seventh.

The Indo-American pair will face French duo of Alize Cornet and Virginie Razzano in the first round.

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