Sania loses Hobart International semis

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

Sania Mirza crashed out of the Moorilla Hobart International Tennis Tournament on Thursday.

Sania loses Hobart International semis
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Sania Mirza crashed out of the Moorilla Hobart International Tennis Tournament on Thursday. She lost in straight sets to top seed Anna Chakvetadze of Russia 6-4, 6-1. The Hyderabadi had on Wednesday defeated her Australian doubles partner Alicia Molik with the same score to move into the semi-finals of the tournament. After an indifferent run in 2006, Sania ended the year with a sterling performance in the Doha Asian Games. Since then Sania almost took India to the finals of the Hopman Cup along with Rohan Bopanna and her first singles outing of the year - which she entered through a wildcard - turned into a semi-final appearance. This was Sania's first semi-final in an Australian WTA event. The tournament is a build up to the year's first grand slam, the Australian Open that gets underway o Monday. Sania beat Maria Kirilenko and Romina Oprandi, both ranked higher than her, in the earlier rounds.

Topics : Tennis Sania Mirza
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