Sania, Mattek lose to Williams sisters in WimbledonJuly 2nd, 2008 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) India’s Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek crashed out of the Wimbledon doubles event after losing in straight sets to Venus and Serena Williams in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Sania and Mattek, seeded 13th, lost 4-6 3-6 to the 11th seed American sisters in almost an hour and a half to bow out of the championships at the All England Club. The match was twice interrupted by rain.
After losing the first set, the Indo-US pair fought back to take a 3-0 lead after breaking the service of Williams sisters in the second set. Sania and Mattek then ran out of steam as Venus and Serena stamped their class.
The Williams sisters came back strongly and broke back in the fifth game and held their serve to draw level at 3-3. They earned two break points in the crucial seventh game and went up 4-3.
The Williams sisters held their serve and broke them again to storm into the last four.
Sania is already out of the singles and mixed doubles events.
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