Bopanna out of Australian Open after mixed doubles loss
Posted on: 10:36 AM IST Jan 23, 2013
Melbourne: It was curtains for Rohan Bopanna at this year's Australian Open after the Indian and his Chinese Taipei partner Su-Wei Hsieh made an exit from the mixed doubles event following a straight-set quarterfinal loss here Wednesday.
Bopanna, already out of the men's doubles event, and Hsieh went down 2-6 3-6 the Czech-Polish combination of the Kveta Peschke and Marcin Matkowski. The 56-minute clash was completely dominated by Peschke and Matkowski, who did not concede a single break of serve during the match.
In the first set, which lasted a mere 20 minutes, the Czech-Polish pair broke Bopanna and Hsieh twice and sent down 11 winners to set the tempo for the game.
The second set followed a similar script as Peschke and Matkowski clinched the crucial a break of serve to seal the issue in their favour. Bopanna was the only Indian in action today at the year's first Grand Slam.