Sania-Dechy knocked out of Stochholm event

Updated: 01 August 2008 06:36 IST

Sania's awful run continues as the Indian and Nathalie Dechy frittered away a good start to crash out of the doubles event of the Nordea Nordic Light Open.

Sania-Dechy knocked out of Stochholm event
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Stockholm:

Sania Mirza's awful run continues as the Indian and her French partner Nathalie Dechy frittered away a good start to crash out of the doubles event of the WTA's $145,000 Nordea Nordic Light Open here.

The second seeded Indo-French pair plunged to a 6-1 6-7 (2) 7-10 defeat against unseeded duo of Camille Pin of France and Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium in one hour and 27 minutes in the first round of the hard court event.

Sania and Dechy converted all three break points and saved six of the seven on their own serve to race away with the first set.

However, the French-Belgian pair curbed their erratic play and bounced back in the second set, which they won through tie breaker.

Building on the momentum, they held nerves in the super tie breaker to prevail over their fancied opponents.

Sania, who has been seeded sixth in the singles event, launches her campaign against Emilie Loit of France.

Topics : Tennis Sania Mirza
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