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Sania-Dechy crash in first round

July 30, 2008 16:01 IST

Sania Mirza's ordinary run continued as the Indian and Nathalie Dechy frittered away a good start to crash out of the doubles event of the WTA's USD 145,000 Nordea Nordic Light Open in Stockholm.

The second seeded Indo-French pair plunged to a 6-1, 6-7 (2), 7-10 defeat against unseeded duo of Camille Pin of France and Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium in one hour and 27 minutes in the first round on Tuesday.

Sania and Dechy converted all three break points and saved six of the seven on their own serve to race away with the first set.

However, the French-Belgian pair curbed their erratic play and bounced back in the second set, which they won through tie breaker.

Building on the momentum, they held nerves in the super tie breaker to prevail over their fancied opponents.

Sania, who has been seeded sixth in the singles event, launches her campaign against Emilie Loit of France.

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