Indo-Swiss Pair Paes-Hingis Knocked Out of French Open

Paes and Hingis lost 7-6, 3-6, 6-10 to Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik and Romanian Horia Tecau in the pre-quarterfinals of French Open.

Published: 31st May 2015 02:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2015 03:09 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

PARIS: Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis have crashed out of the French Open after losing in the mixed doubles pre-quarterfinals here.

Eighth seeded Indo-Swiss pair went down fighting to Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik and Romanian Horia Tecau 7-6, 3-6, 6-10 on Saturday at the Stade Rolland Garros.

The first set was a tight contest which went into a tie-breaker that was eventually won by Paes and Hingis.

However, the Slovenian-Romanian pair came back strongly to win the second set 6-3 and push the match in to the decider.

But Paes-Hingis failed to make an impact in the super tie-break, easily losing 6-10.

Srebotnik-Tecau next face Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Robert Lindstedt in the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Paes-Hingis earlier paired to win the Australian Open in February.

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