Qatar Open: Sania Mirza, Andreja Klepac Lose In Semi-Finals

Dubai: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her partner Andreja Klepac of Slovenia crashed out in the semi-finals of the ongoing Qatar Total Open on Thursday.

Sania and her women’s doubles partner Klepac went down 5-7, 6-2, 5-10 to second-seeded Nicole Melichar and Dutch player Demi Schuurs in a thrilling three-set contest.

Earlier on Monday, Sania made a winning return to the WTA circuit as she along with Klepac defeated Ukranian pair of Nadiia Kichenok and Lyudmyla Kichenok 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-5 in the opening round of the showpiece event.

This match was Sania’s first in 12 months’ time and co-incidentally, this Qatar Open was the last tournament she played in 2020 when all competitions were put to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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