Somdev, Sania have task cut out

Somdev, Sania have task cut out

Somdev did not have to go through the qualifiers for the first time and Sania had to earn an entry into a Grand Slam for the first time through qualifying event since 2005.
Somdev’s graph shows a steady rise while Sania’s graph has headed in the opposite side.

Sania  is up against Portugal’s Michelle Larcher De Brito, who is ranked 16 places below her. It will be the first meeting between the two players and if Sania manages to clear the first round, she might face Russian 20th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Somdev has a tricky first round opponent in South African Davis Cupper Kevinm Anderson, who is in red-hot form these days.

India’s title hopes will yet again rest on seasoned doubles players Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.

Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy will enter the last Grand Slam as defending champions. Paes and Cara Black had ended runners-up in the mixed doubles event.  Bhupathi will look to end his men’s doubles title drought as the last time he won was in 2002 at US Open with Max Mirnyi, his current partner.

Wozniacki triumphs
Caroline Wozniacki finished off her preparations for the US Open by capturing her second title in less than a week.

The 20-year-old Dane, number one seed for the season's final Grand Slam starting Monday, defeated Russia's Nadia Petrova 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to win the New Haven Open crown the third year in a row.

The men's title was won by Sergiy Stakhovsky after the Ukrainian beat Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Bopanna-Qureshi beaten
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi’s wait for their first ATP title continued after they lost the final of the Pilot Pen tennis tournament to Wimbledon finalists Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau in New Haven.

The unseeded Indo-Pak pair lost 4-6, 5-7.

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