Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza crashed out in the first round of the women’s singles event at the AEGON Classic tennis tournament here, losing to Tamira Paszek of Austria in a thrilling three—setter.
Sania, ranked 58th in the world, was stunned 3—6 6—4 2—6 by less—fancied Paszek at the USD 220,000 grasscourt event yesterday.
The world ranked 80th Austrian will now be up against Russian sixth seed Ekaterina Makarova, who got a bye in the first round.
The tournament is the first of the two warm—up events on grass ahead of this month’s All England Championships at Wimbledon. Hindu