Bopanna bows out of Australian Open mixed doubles
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Third seeded pair Rohan Bopanna and Yung-Jan Chan were knocked out of the Australian Open mixed doubles, losing their quarter-final match 2-6, 5-7 against Treat Huey and Andreja Klepac, here on Wednesday.
The Indo-Chinese Taipei pair went down in 54 minutes on the Show Court 2.
Bopanna-Jan Chan were second best from the very beginning, their serve getting broken four times on six attempts, while managing to break back only once in five tries.
Even though they hit more winners (25 to 19), they committed double the unforced errors than their opponents (9).
The winning Filipino-Slovenian pair won 59 of the total 112 points played.
They converted both the break points received in the first set to easily claim it in 21 minutes.
Bopanna-Jan Chan put up a fight in the second set. But they couldn’t hold their serve again and were broken twice to surrender the set in 34 minutes.
In the junior girls’ singles third round match, 10th seed Pranjala Yadlapalli lost to 8th seed Russian Anastasia Potapova 5-7, 5-7 at Court No.20.
In another match of the same category, Indian girl Karman Thandi put up a spirited fight but ultimately accepted a 6-3, 5-7, 5-7 defeat against Australian Sara Tomic at Court 6.
In the junior girls’ doubles quarter-finals, fifth seeded Indian pair Karman Thandi and Yadlapalli went down to unseeded Australian pair of Jaimee Fourlis and Maddison Inglis 6-7 (3), 5-7 at Court 20.