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Sania-Bhupathi ousted, Somdev advances

By The Assam Tribune

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (PTI): Sixth seeds Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi made a shock first-round exit from the mixed doubles event but Somdev Devvarman and his partner entered the men�s doubles second round with a straight-set win in the US Open here.

Sania and Bhupathi lost 3-6, 6-7(5) to the Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak in a contest that lasted a little over an hour.

However, Somdev, who lost in the men�s singles opening round against Andy Murray, ensured that India didn�t go winless on day four of the season�s last Grand Slam.

Somdev and his Filipino partner Treat Conrad Huey defeated Russians Igor Andreev and Igor Kunitsyn 6-3, 6-4 to enter the men�s doubles second round.

The Indo-Filipino pair broke their rivals four times in the course of the match that lasted one hour and seven minutes.

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Sania-Bhupathi ousted, Somdev advances

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (PTI): Sixth seeds Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi made a shock first-round exit from the mixed doubles event but Somdev Devvarman and his partner entered the men�s doubles second round with a straight-set win in the US Open here.

Sania and Bhupathi lost 3-6, 6-7(5) to the Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak in a contest that lasted a little over an hour.

However, Somdev, who lost in the men�s singles opening round against Andy Murray, ensured that India didn�t go winless on day four of the season�s last Grand Slam.

Somdev and his Filipino partner Treat Conrad Huey defeated Russians Igor Andreev and Igor Kunitsyn 6-3, 6-4 to enter the men�s doubles second round.

The Indo-Filipino pair broke their rivals four times in the course of the match that lasted one hour and seven minutes.