Bhupathi-Mirza out of Wimbledon

Setback for Indian pair ahead of Olympics

00:00 July 1, 2012

London: French Open mixed doubles champions Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza of India crashed out of Wimbledon in the second round on Saturday.

The defeat is a blow to their preparations ahead of the London 2012 Olympic tennis tournament.

Bhupathi and Mirza were beaten 6-3, 6-1 by Paul Hanley of Australia and Russia’s Alla Kudryavtseva on Court 5.

Leander Paes was playing at the same time in the men’s doubles, with Czech partner Radek Stepanek, just metres away on the adjacent Court 6.