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Sania's second round jinx continues

August 01, 2008 10:07 IST

Sania Mirza's preparation for the Beijing Games received another jolt as the Indian was knocked out of the Tier IV Nordea Nordic Light Open in Stockholm on Thursday.

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The sixth seeded Indian went down 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to Czech Iveta Benesova in the second round of the hard-court event.

It was the third successive time Sania fell to the left-handed Benesova.

The 25-year-old Czech recently reached the quarter-finals at Bad Gastein; she now faces last year's Stockholm runner-up Vera Dushevina, who is 3-0 lifetime against the Czech.