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Wimbledon: Sania Mirza-Bethanie Mattek-Sands knock out sixth seeds

Published: 1st Jul 2021 7:54 pm

London: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands knocked out sixth seeds Desirae Krawczyk and Alexa Guarachi to move to the second round of the women’s doubles event at the Wimbledon Championships, here on Thursday.

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Sania and Mattek-Sands were a bit rusty at the start but once they got their rhythm they dominated the match and won 7-5 6-3 against the American-Chilean combination in one hour and 27 minutes.

Pressure was put on the Indo-American pair early in the match when Mattek-Sands served the third game that featured seven deuce points. The American served three double faults in a slow start but eventually held the game after saving three break points.

Sania and Mattek-Sands too had two opportunities to break their rivals but the American fluffed a volley from the net before left-handed Desirae served extremely well to eventually hold.

Guarachi hit a forehand wide at 15-30 to hand two set points to their rivals in the 12th game.

It was the chance that Indo-American pair did not squander with Sania finishing off the set with an overhead smash. In the second set, Sania and Mattek-Sands opened up a 3-1 lead when they broke Guarachi again. Matte-Sands’ low backhand return was hit back uppishly and Sania latched on to that with an unreturnable smash.

With a 3-1 cushion at hand, Sania and her partner never looked back.


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