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Jan 23, 2013 at 10:36am IST

Rohan Bopanna out of Australian Open after mixed doubles loss

Melbourne: It was curtains for Rohan Bopanna at this year's Australian Open after the Indian and his Chinese Taipei partner Su-Wei Hsieh made an exit from the mixed doubles event following a straight-set quarterfinal loss here Wednesday.

Bopanna, already out of the men's doubles event, and Hsieh went down 2-6 3-6 the Czech-Polish combination of the Kveta Peschke and Marcin Matkowski. The 56-minute clash was completely dominated by Peschke and Matkowski, who did not concede a single break of serve during the match.

In the first set, which lasted a mere 20 minutes, the Czech-Polish pair broke Bopanna and Hsieh twice and sent down 11 winners to set the tempo for the game.

Bopanna out of Australian Open after mixed doubles loss

Bopanna, already out of the men's doubles event, and Hsieh went down 2-6, 3-6 the Czech-Polish combination of Peschke and Matkowski.

The second set followed a similar script as Peschke and Matkowski clinched the crucial a break of serve to seal the issue in their favour. Bopanna was the only Indian in action today at the year's first Grand Slam.

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