Paris: Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis have crashed out of the French Open after losing in the mixed doubles pre-quarterfinals at Roland Garros.
Eighth seeded Indo-Swiss pair went down fighting to Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik and Romanian Horia Tecau 7-6, 3-6, 6-10 on Saturday here.
The first set was a tight contest which went into a tie-breaker that was eventually won by Paes and Hingis. However, the Slovenian-Romanian pair came back strongly to win the second set 6-3 and push the match in to the decider.
But Paes-Hingis failed to make an impact in the super tie-break, easily losing 6-10.