Australian Open: Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig Lose in Mixed Doubles Semifinal

Updated: 29 January 2016 19:19 IST

Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig, top-seeded mixed doubles pair in Australian Open, lost to fifth seeds Elena Vesnina and Bruno Soares in the semifinals.

Australian Open: Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig Lose in Mixed Doubles Semifinal
The pair of Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig during their mixed doubles semifinal match against Elena Vesnina and Bruno Soares. © AFP

Top seeds Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig suffered a shock 5-7, 6-7(4) loss to fifth seeds Elena Vesnina and Bruno Soares in the mixed doubles semifinals at the Australian Open on Friday. (Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis Clinch Australian Open 2016 For Third Women's Doubles Grand Slam Crown)

Earlier, Sania clinched her third consecutive Grand Slam by winning the women's doubles crown with Swiss great Martina Hingis. The pair defeated Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-6 (1), 6-3.

In the mixed doubles last four clash, which lasted one hour and 32 minutes, the Indo-Croat pair was broken in the eighth and 12th games of the first set. Sania-Dodig showed glimpses of a fightback in the second set, but lost in the tie-breaker.

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