New York: Rohan Bopanna’s campaign at the last Grand Slam of the season ended with defeat in the mixed doubles along with Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrwoski while India’s juniors also fizzled out in the singles in the US Open. Also Read - China Urges India to Withdraw Ban on TikTok, Other Apps; Says Decision Violates WTO Rules
Seventh seeded Bopanna and Dabrowski, the French Open winners, lost 6-4, 3-6, 8-10 to third-seeded team of Hao-Ching Chan and Michael Venus. Also Read - Ladakh Standoff: India-China Hold 9th Round of Talks of Military Talks | What to Expect
In the men’s doubles, Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas had lost to Simone Bolelli and the temperamental Fabio Fognini, who was later thrown out of the tournament for using abusive language against a woman chair umpire. Also Read - Bolsonaro Likens COVID-19 Vaccine to 'Sanjeevani Booti', Thanks PM Modi After Consignment of Covishield Arrives in Brazil
Leander Paes and Purav Raja have already lost in the second round of the men’s doubles. Paes this year did not compete in the mixed doubles as Martina Hingis has paired with Jamie Murray. They are top-seeded and have reached the quarterfinals.
Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig, seeded second, had suffered a first-round defeat against new star on the horizon Jelena Ostapenko, the French Open champion, and Fabrice Martin.
Sania’s challenge is still alive in the women’s doubles, reaching quarterfinals with Chinese Shuai Peng.
Meanwhile, in the girls’ singles, Mahak Jain lost 3-6, 7-6 (5), 1-6 to Chinese sixth seed Xin Yu Wang while Mihika Yadav also went down in a three-setter.
Mihika lost 4-6, 6-4, 1-6 to American Nikki Redelijk. Zeel Desai was ousted by Colombian 12th seed Maria Camila Osorio Serrano 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3.
In the boys’ singles, Siddhant Banthia was thrashed 1-6, 2-6 by American Danny Thomas.
In the boys’ doubles, Siddhant Banthia and Japan’s Shinji Hazawa defeated Lukas Greif and Govind Nanda 3-6, 6-3, 11-9.
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