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Rain disrupts Sania-Bopanna mixed doubles match at Wimbledon

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London, July 6 (MNN) India’s Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna quest to reach the Wimbledon’s mixed doubles quarter-finals has been stuck for more than two hours as rain has forced the game’s suspension with the score 2-3 in the first set on Tuesday.

Mirza and Bopanna are fighting world number 14 pair of Slovenian Andreja Klepac and Dutch Jean-Julien Rojer in their round of 16 mixed doubles at the Wimbledon.

Earlier, in their second-round match, the Indians registered a 6-3, 6-1 win whereas in the first round they overcame compatriots Ankita Raina and Ramkumar Ramanathan in straight sets 6-2, 7-6(5).

However, Sania Mirza and her US partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated sixth-seeded Alexa Guarachi of Chile and Desirae Krawczyk of the US in the women’s doubles first round with a straight-sets win, but went down fighting in the second round against Russian pair Elena Vesnina and Veronika Kudermetova 6-4, 6-3.

The Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan have also been knocked out of the first round of Wimbledon’s men’s doubles after a 6-7(6), 4-6 loss to 13th seed Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France and Finnish Henri Kontinen.

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