Wimbledon: Sania knocked out of women’s doubles

Sania Mirza and Kirsten Flipkens lost their third round match 2-6, 4-6 to Martina Hingis and Yung-Jan Chan.

Sania Mirza is still in contention for the mixed doubles title with Croatian partner Ivan Dodig.   -  AFP

Sania Mirza and Kirsten Flipkens were, on Monday, knocked out of the women’s doubles event of the Wimbledon Championships by Swiss great Martina Hingis and Yung-Jan Chan.

Seeded 13th, Mirza and her Belgian partner lost their third round match 2-6, 4-6 to third seeded rivals in 71 minutes.

Sania, who has dropped to number seven in the world in the doubles chart, is still in contention for the mixed doubles title with Croatian partner Ivan Dodig.

Sania had lost in pre-quarterfinals of the Australian Open and first round at the French Open, early this season.

In the juniors competition, Mahak Jain advanced to the girls singles second round after defeating Croatia’s Lea Boskovic 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4.

Siddhant Banthia though made a first round exit from the boys singles following a tame 6-3, 2-6, 5-7 defeat against French Matteo Martineau.