Australian Open 2023: Sania Mirza-Anna Danilina pair loses in 2nd spherical | Tennis Information

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MELBOURNE: Sania Mirza fought until the top, stretching and snarling, attempting to push the end line a tad additional. An additional metre, one other day. The 36-year-old’s final girls’s doubles match on a serious stage might not have gone her approach, however she confirmed flashes of that mentality that took her to the world No. 1 rating out on Courtroom No.7, the place she left all of it there.
Cheered on by a sizeable Indian contingent right here at Melbourne Park and a largely Indian gathering that sang, ‘let’s go, Sania, let’s go..’, the Hyderabadi, enjoying with heavy strapping on each legs, tried to vary gears in a bid to take it residence, however got here up simply quick.
Sania and Kazakh Anna Danilina bowed 4-6, 6-4, 2-6 to Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina and Alison van Uytvanck in a shade over two hours, however not earlier than combating again from a set and 1-3 down.
The all-Indian mix of Sania and Rohan Bopanna are nonetheless alive within the blended doubles, they play alternates Japan’s Makoto Ninomiya and Ariel Behar of Uruguay subsequent. In the meantime the ‘alternates’ — Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sriram Balaji — fell to the French workforce of Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin 4-6, 4-6 within the second spherical on Sunday.
In a boys’ singles firstround match, India’s Yuvan Nandal battled again from 0-5 within the decider, saving 4 match factors in opposition to Alexander Frusnina.
The American, who was cramping, conceded the match with the rating at 2-6, 6-3, 6-5.
Nandal will play the fourth seed from France Arthur Gea. In a first-round boys doubles conflict, Nandal and Poland’s Goran Zgola went down 5-7, 1-6 to Turkey’s Atakan Karahan and Japan’s Rei Sakamoto.

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