US Open 2016: Sania, Paes, Bopanna Fail, 4 Indians End Campaign at Low

Sania Mirza, Bopanna, Leander Paes, Saketh Myneni

US Open 2016 saw four Indian participating in 4 events. After a long gap an Indian entered Men’s Singles Main draw, and fought hard in the first round loss. The top seeds in Mixed Doubles Sania Mirza was the best bet with the never-say-die even with 108th partner, Leander Paes to get Indians at least in semifinal. But, the top seeds could not cross 2nd round. 2 time US Open winner Sania and once finalist Bopanna could reach Quarterfinals with new partners, while 5 times US Open winner Paes failed miserably in both events, despite having Martina Hingis by his side in Mixed Doubles. Considering that in the Women’s doubles semifinal, with new partner Hingis will face the top seeds, who knocked out Sania in Quarters, fans may think Santina should not have separated. Check the matches of all Indians at US Open 2016, till they bid Goodbye!

Previous Best Results of Sania, Paes and Bopanna at US Open

    Sania Mirza: 2015 Winner with Martina Hingis Women’s Doubles and 2014 Winner in Mixed Doubles with Bruno Soares
    Leander Paes: Men’s Doubles Winner in 2006, 2009, 2013 and Mixed Doubles Winner in 2008 and 2015
    Bopanna: 2010 Finals in Men’s Doubles and 2014 QF in Mixed Doubles

Journey of Sania Mirza at US Open 2016
Mixed Doubles: (TOP SEEDS with I. Dodig – Croatia)

    1st Round: def Townsend / Young (USA) 6-4 6-4
    2nd Round: Lost to Krejcikova (Czech) / Draganja (Croatia) 3-6 4-6

Women’s Doubles: (7th seed with B. Strycova – Czech)

    1st Round: def J. Hart / Shibahara (USA) 6-3 6-2
    2nd Round: def Golubic (Switzerland)/Melichar (USA) 6-2 7-6
    3rd Round: def N. Gibbs (USA) / Hibino (Japan) 6-4 7-5
    QF: Lost to top seeds Garcia/Mladenovic (France) 6-7 1-6

Journey of Leander Paes at US Open 2016
Mixed Doubles: (Unseeded with Martina Hingis – Switzerland)

    1st Round: def Vickery / Tiafoe (USA) 6-3 6-2
    2nd Round: Lost to Vandeweghe / Rajeev Ram (USA) 6-7 6-3 11-13

Men’s Doubles: (Unseeded with A. Begemann – Germany)
1st Round: Lost to unseeded Robert (France) / Sela (Israel) 6-2 5-7 4-6

Journey of Rohan Bopanna at US Open 2016
Mixed Doubles: (Unseeded with Dabrowski – Canada)

    1st Round: def Loeb / Rubin (USA) 7-5 6-4
    2nd Round: def Hlavackova (Czech) / Kubot (Poland) 5-7 6-3 10-7
    3rd Round: Lost to Groenefeld (Germany) / Farah (Colombia) 6-1 2-6 8-10

Men’s Doubles: (Unseeded with F. Nielsen – Denmark)

    1st Round: def Stepanek (Czech) / Zimonjic (Serbia) 6-3 6-7 6-3
    2nd Round: Lost to unseeded Baker (USA) / Daniell (New Zealand) 2-6 6-7

Men’s Singles: Saketh Myneni (Qualified first time)
1st Round: lost to J. Vesely (Czech) 6-7 6-4 6-2 2-6 5-7

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