Sania Mirza-Lucie Hradecka Knocked Out Of French Open Women’s Doubles Rd 3

Sania Mirza is a veteran Indian tennis player. © AFP

Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Lucy Hradka displayed their brand of fearless tennis in the third round of the women’s doubles at the French Open in Paris on Tuesday, but a young, better American singles player Coco Gough and Jessica Pegula won. Despite being 72 combined, Mirza and Haradka played some quality tennis, but lost 4-6 3-6 to Pegula, who is ranked 11th in the world at number 23 in a singles golf.

Mirza’s bottom forehand and sloping forehand were impressive, and Hridaka’s powerful backhand from the baseline was impressive, but the American scored the deciding point.

Mirza and Haradkar were trailing 3-5 in the opening set, but Goff made a double fault and took a break on serve.

Mirza easily volleyed the team to steal the point. Hradka worked ahead, and at age 30, Sagna’s overhead spike gave the American set point, which was converted by the check at the time of a return error. Mirza and Hardkar now have some understanding of their opponents, and a fearless and confident strike has begun.


In the second set, an India-Czech combination broke Pegula’s serve in the first game and Mirza easily took a 2-0 lead. Goff’s serve is under pressure. At the age of 30, Mirza made a deep comeback, but the shot was caught in the line. Hradka also fired a big shot, but his unforced error got the Americans involved. When Haredeka served 15-40, Pegula got a surprise angled winner, galloping from the corner of the court to make it 2-2. He was in danger of falling again, but Mirza saved three break points in the sixth. The Americans also saved three break point chances.

The Americans, however, found a way to have more success, and the pegula was eliminated and the pair advanced to the quarterfinals.

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