Sania-Vesnina crash out of Qatar doubles

Targetting their second title in a row, Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina crashed out of the Qatar Open after a straight-set defeat against Vera Dushevina and Shahar Peer.

The second seed Indo-Russian pair lost the second round match 4-6, 4-6 in an hour and 12 minutes to their unseeded opponents in the $2,168,40 event.

Sania is not competing in the singles event of the tournament.
Last week, Sania and her Australian partner Anastasia Rodionova had won the doubles title at Pattaya Open. It was Sania’s 13th WTA doubles title first of the season.

Roddick wins

Andy Roddick shook off some early rust before ensuring experience triumphed over youth at the San Jose Open with a hard fought 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 victory over 19-year-old American compatriot Denis Kudla.

Earlier, American world number 85 Sam Querrey continued his prolonged slump with a 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 defeat to Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.

In another match, American Ryan Harrison upset Belgian eighth seed Olivier Rochus 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

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