Sania and Raina were down 1-8 in the Super Tie break but reeled off seven straight points to make it 8-8 but lost the next two points to make an exit from the Games.
Sania Mirza, who is making a record fourth Olympic appearance, and debutant Ankita Raina are going into the Tokyo Olympics without playing a single competitive match together this year
In women's doubles, the Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina will face the Kichenok twins -- Nadiia and Lyudmyla -- of Ukraine in the opening round.
The Pune player will play in the doubles with the Hyderabad star in Olympics
"If somebody had told me at the beginning of my career that I would play four Olympics, I would have probably laughed," said Sania Mirza
Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza defeated the brand new combination of Ramkaumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina in the first round
Sania will pair up with Rohan Bopanna while Ankita will join hands with Ramkumar Ramanathan to compete in the first round of the tournament.
Sania will now become the first female athlete to represent India at four Olympics when she features at the Tokyo 2020, slated to get underway from July 23 while Ankita Raina will be making her debut at the showpiece event.
The 28-year-old Ankita has been India's key player in the Billie Jean King Cup team for the last three years.
While Ostapenko was made to work hard for her 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win over Raina in a match where the home favourite committed a lot of unforced errors, Latvian No. 1 Sevastova, ranked 47, posted a 6-4, 6-0 win
At the auction conducted at the Celebration Sports Club, Mumbai Ankita garnered the highest prize among the women’s players, picked for Rs 4.10 lakhs.
The win will help Ankita, 28, enter the top 100 of the WTA rankings in doubles with the live rankings currently showing her in the 94th position. She won ITF doubles titles and WTA 125k series title before Friday's win.
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