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Toronto, The Indo-Swiss tennis combine of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis suffered a straight games loss and were ousted from the women’s doubles semifinals of the Canadian Open here.
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French-Slovenian fourth seeds Caroline Garcia and Katarina Srebotnik upset the top seeds 6-3, 6-2 in exactly an hour to take a 2-1 lead in career meetings over the reigning Wimbledon champions on Saturday.

Playing on the outdoor hard courts of the Aviva Centre, Sania and Martina were completely outplayed.

The Indo-Swiss combine did not start well as they served two double faults in the first set. Though they won a break point, Sania and Martina missed out on three more chances which could have put the set in their favor.

On the contrary, Caroline and Katarina converted both the break point opportunities they got to clinch the first set and take the lead in the match.

Two more double faults in the second set really put the top seeds into the back seat. They again won a break point but the fourth seeds clinched two more to easily pocket the set and enter the finals of the $2,678,055 tournament.

Overall, the French-Slovenian combine won 54 of the 95 points played in the match.

(IANS)

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Sania-Martina magic in WTA Finals

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Singapore: Indo-Swiss tennis combine of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis struck gold one more time this year by clinching the women’s doubles title in the WTA Finals on Sunday.

The top seeds beat Spanish eighth seeds Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0, 6-3 in an hour and seven minutes on the hard courts of the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The WTA Finals is an annual event played by the top-8 players/pairs of the year who are divided into two round robin groups — red and white. The top two of each group progress to the semi-finals and the winners to the finals.

The championship is generally considered the fifth most prestigious event on the women’s tour after the four Grand Slam tournaments. It also has the largest prize money and ranking points after the Grand Slams.

(IANS)

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Leander might retire after Rio Olympics, says father

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New Delhi:Leander Paes, one of the greatest tennis players India has produced, might retire after the 2016 Rio Olympics if he does not perform well.

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Leander’s father Vece Paes said that the tennis star is quite focussed on qualifying and playing the Olympics next year and his future will depend on his performance at the mega sporting event.

“If he does well at the Olympics then there would be reason for him to play longe