Sania Mirza, Bethanie Mattek-Sands crash out of Abu Dhabi Open in first spherical

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her American accomplice Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a straight-set defeat in opposition to the pair of Kirsten Flipkens and Laura Siegemund within the first spherical of the Abu Dhabi Open. The Sania-Bethanie duo misplaced 3-6 4-6 to their Belgian-German opponents within the match that lasted one hour and 13 minutes Monday evening to make an early exit from the event.

Sania, a six-time Grand Slam winner, is ready to retire from skilled tennis after enjoying within the Dubai Tennis Championships starting February 19.

Final month, Sania and Rohan Bopanna had completed runners-up within the blended doubles within the Australian Open in Melbourne as they misplaced to Brazilians Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos within the last.

That match was the final time Sania featured in a Grand Slam.

This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.

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