Ace Indian tennis star Sania Mirza bids adieu to Wimbledon with a defeat to defending champions Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk in mixed doubles in semifinal.
Mirza and her Croatian associate Mate Pavic, seeded sixth, went down 6-4 5-7 4-6 to Skupski of Great Britain and American Krawczyk in two hours 16 minutes.
The 35-year-old Mirza is Indiaâ€™s most achieved girl tennis player, having received six Grand Slam titles, together with three mixed doubles trophies. She was aiming to full a Career Slam in mixed doubles.
She had received the mixed doubles titles on the 2009 Australian Open and the 2012 French Open with Mahesh Bhupathi and the 2014 US Open with Brazillian Bruno Soares.
Mirza and Pavic, each a number of-time Grand Slam winners, dominated the primary set on the again of a powerful serve.
Mirza, whoâ€™s in her final yr on tour, and Pavic was seen on target at sealing the match as they led 4-2 in the second set however the duo misplaced 5 of the following six video games as Skupski and Krawczyk, seeded second, pressured the decider.
In the decider, Mirza and Pavic drew first blood as they broke their opponentâ€™s serve however have been instantly damaged again.
In the twelfth sport, Pavic double faulted twice with Skupski and Krawczyk changing the match level.
This is Mirzaâ€™s finest mixed doubles efficiency on the All England Club.