Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna exit Indian Wells doubles in opener

Sania Mirza-Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Rohan Bopanna-Rajeev Ram lost their opening round ties to Lisa Raymond-Samantha Stosur and janko Tipsarevic-Lukasz Kubot, respectively.

updated: March 09, 2013 14:45 IST
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All was not well for Indian doubles challenge in the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open as Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna exited the USD 6,020,268 tournament, losing their opening round matches on Friday.

Eighth-seeded Indo-US pair of Sania and Bethanie Mattek Sands were knocked out 7-6 3-6 6-10 by unseeded pairing of Lisa Raymond of US and Australian Samantha Stosur.

Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna, partnering American Rajeev Ram, failed to win a set in a 4-6 6-7 loss to Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia.

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