Sania Mirza and Kirsten Flipkens knocked out of Wimbledon doubles event

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Sania Mirza and Kirsten Flipkens were on Monday knocked out of the women’s doubles event of the Wimbledon Championships by Swiss great Martina Hingis and Yung-Jan Chan here today.

Seeded 13th, Mirza and her Belgian partner lost their third round match 2-6 4-6 to third seed rivals in 71 minutes.

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Sania, who has dropped to number seven in the world in the doubles chart, is still alive in the mixed doubles with Croatian partner Ivan Dodig.

Sania had lost in pre-quarterfinals of the Australian Open and first round at the French Open, early this season.

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In the juniors competition, Mahak Jain advanced to the girls singles second round after defeating Croatia’s Lea Boskovic 7-6(4) 4-6 6-4.

Siddhant Banthia though made a first round exit from the boys singles following a tame 6-3 2-6 5-7 defeat against French Matteo Martineau.

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(With PTI inputs)

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