Sania, Bopanna out of Cincinnati Masters

While Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig lost 1-6, 7-6, 7-10 to second seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in the men's doubles quarterfinal; Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng, in the women's doubles semis, lost to Hsie Su-Wei and Moncia Niculescu 4-6, 6-7.

Sania Mirza's Cincinnati Open campaign came to an end with her defeat in the women's doubles semifinals with partner Shuai Peng.   -  AFP

Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza bowed out of the Cincinnati Masters with their respective partners in the men’s and women’s doubles, respectively.

Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig lost 1-6, 7-6, 7-10 to second seeds Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Marcelo Melo in an enthralling three-setter quarterfinal that lasted an hour and 36 minutes.

In the WTA event, Sania and Shuai Peng lost to Hsie Su-Wei of Taiwan and Moncia Niculescu of Romania 4-6, 6-7 in the women’s doubles semifinal lasting an hour and 33 minutes.

The Indo-Chinese duo was found wanting in the first set but made amends later on, forcing the second set into a tiebreaker. However, Niculescu and Su-Wei were up to the task and did not allow the match to go to the decider.