Sania out of East West Bank Classic

July 24th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Sania Mirza was sent packing by Chinese Meng Yuan in the second round of $600,000 East West Bank Classic tennis tournament at Carson here. Sania, seeded 16th, went down 4-6, 3-6 in one and a half hours at the hard court event Wednesday.

Yuan now faces British Melanie South, who beat Czech Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2 in the second round.

Sania, however, is still in contention in the doubles and has advanced to the quarter-final in partnership with American Bethanie Mattek.

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