Australian Open: Rohan Bopanna ends India’s campaign with mixed doubles exit

Veteran Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the mixed doubles occasion with a straight-set loss within the opening spherical to attract curtains on India’s campaign at this 12 months’s Australian Open right here on Saturday.

Bopanna and his Chinese language companion Yingying Duan misplaced 4-6 4-6 to the pair of American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and United Kingdom’s Jamie Murray in a primary spherical match that lasted an hour and three minutes.

Bopanna and Japan’s Ben McLachlan had earlier bowed out of the lads’s doubles occasion after a 4-6 6-7 (0) defeat to the Korean wild card pair of Ji Sung Nam and Min-Kyu Track in an opening-round match.

Divij Sharan and Ankita Raina had already crashed out of the lads’s and girls’s doubles occasions after struggling straight-set defeats within the opening spherical on Thursday.

Ankita, the fifth Indian girl tennis participant ever to safe a spot in the principle draw of a Grand Slam occasion, and her companion Mihaela Buzarnecu of Romania misplaced 3-6 0-6 by the hands of Australian wild playing cards Olivia Gadecki and Belinda Woolcock.

Divij and his Slovakian teammate Igor Zelenay misplaced 1-6 4-6 to the German mixture of Yannick Hanfmann Kevin Krawietz within the first spherical.

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