Indian tennis star Sania Mirza’s performance at Wimbledon ended in a mixed doubles defeat at the hands of defending champions Neil Skopsky and Desira Krauchk in the semi-finals. Mirza and his Croatian partner Matt Pavic, ranked sixth, lost 6-4 5-7 4-6 to Britain’s Skopsky and American Krausek in two hours and 16 minutes on Wednesday night.
Mirza, 35, is India’s most successful female tennis player, having won six Grand Slam titles, including three mixed doubles trophies. She wanted to complete her career in mixed doubles.
He won the mixed doubles title at the 2009 Australian Open and the 2012 French Open with Mahesh Bhupathi and at the 2014 US Open with Brazilian Bruno Source.
Mirza and Pavik, both more than one Grand Slam winner, dominated the first set behind a strong serve.
Mirza, who is on his final year tour, and Powick took a 4-2 lead in the second set to take control of the match but the pair lost five of the next six games as Skopsky and Kravitch, who finished second. Yes, forced. final
In the decisive match, Mirza and Pavik broke their opponent’s cervix and drew the first blood but immediately broke back.
In the 12th game, Skupski and Krawczyk converted a match point with a Pavic double fault.
This is Mirza’s best mixed doubles performance at the All England Club. She had previously reached the quarterfinals in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
Mirza, a six-time Grand Slam winner, had earlier announced that she would end her racquet at the end of the 2022 season.
The 35-year-old Indian star has now bid farewell to Wimbledon, which won the women’s doubles title in 2015 with Martina Hingis.
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