London: Indo-Croatian combo of Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig in the mixed doubles competition at the Wimbledon here today.
Sania and Ivan, however, bowed out after losing to unseeded British duo of Neal Skupski and Anna Smith 6-4 3-6 5-7 in a match that lasted over two hours here. Sania and Dodig looked on course for an easy victory but Neal and Anna came back strongly, getting a break and winning the second set 6-3. The fancied Indo-Croat pair had problem with their second serve and their success rate was a mere 38 percent.
In the final set, Mirza-Dodig pair was 5-3 up serving for the match at 40-30. However, the British kept on fighting as they saved another match point before winning a break to make it 4-5. While serving to stay in the match, the Britons again were standing at the cusp of defeat with Mirza-Dodig getting another chance to seal the issue, but they failed.