New York: Going by present form and their tough draws, it would be a huge surprise if Sania Mirza and Somdev Devvarman move beyond the first round, and it will yet again be Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi who will carry the Indian hopes at the US Open, starting in New York from Monday.
Sania has not been in good form since her return to the circuit after Wimbledon. Of the five tournaments that she has played, thrice she lost in the first round and twice she fell in the qualifiers.
Somdev too is not in his usual form this season. In the last 10 tournaments, he has managed to reach the quarter-finals only once and only thrice he reached the second round.