Sania out of doubles, Bhupathi-Stepanek cruise

Updated: 02 June 2007 17:52 IST

Sania Mirza's fortunes at the French Open took another knock as she exited the women's doubles with a first round loss in the company of Eva Birnerova.

Sania out of doubles, Bhupathi-Stepanek cruise

Paris:

Sania Mirza's fortunes at the French Open took another knock as she exited the women's doubles with a first round loss in the company of Eva Birnerova.

The Indo-Czech pair went down to the seasoned combination of Lisa Raymond of the US and Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-1 6-2 on Thursday.

Sania, who returned to the courts from a 2-1/2 month injury lay-off a fortnight ago, won the doubles title in Morocco in her first tournament since returning to action.

The 20-year-old Indian had earlier bowed out of singles in the second round, with a 6-2 6-4 loss to Serbian seventh seed Ana Ivanovic.

Meanwhile, Mahesh Bhupathi and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek cruised into the second round of the men's doubles competition with a straight-set win over the Polish pair of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski.



Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
Related Articles
All Top Stars Confirmed For Australian Open
All Top Stars Confirmed For Australian Open
Boris Becker Criticises Novak Djokovic Following Split
Boris Becker Criticises Novak Djokovic Following Split
Somdev Devvarman Backs Indian Davis Cup Captain Anand Amritraj
Somdev Devvarman Backs Indian Davis Cup Captain Anand Amritraj
Show Comments
Advertisement