Sania Mirza, Shuai Peng Lose in US Open Women’s Doubles Semis
This year is in complete contrast to Mirza’s stupendous show in the 2016 season, during which she won eight titles.
Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Shuai Peng tasted defeat in the US Open 2017, as they lost their edge to Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan (4-6, 4-6) in the semi-final of the women’s doubles tournament on Friday. With Mirza out of the challenge, India’s stint in Flushing Meadows ended.
Mirza reached her first Grand Slam semifinal of the 2017 season with her partner, after edging past Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova in a grueling two-set battle.
It was the season's best performance for Mirza at the Majors as she fell in the third rounds of the Australian Open and the Wimbledon, while at the French Open she made a first round exit.
This season Mirza has managed to win only one title – Brisbane WTA event with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands – and ended up finalist in Sydney with Strycova.
This is in complete contrast to her stupendous show in the 2016 season, during which she won eight titles, including five with Swiss great Hingis.
She had ended the year 2016 as number one but has now slipped to number nine as she struggled to find a consistent partner after splitting with Hingis.
(With inputs from PTI.)
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