Qatar Open: Sania Mirza and Andreja Klepac lose in semi-final | Tennis News

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Sania Mirza and her women’s doubles partner Andreja Klepac withdrew from the Qatar Open in the semi-finals.© SAI Media / Twitter



Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and partner Andreja Klepac of Slovenia crashed out of the ongoing Qatar Total Open after facing a semi-final loss on Thursday. Sania, who was competing in her first tournament in over 12 months, marked her return to tennis with a credible semi-final in the flagship event. Sania and her women’s doubles partner Klepac lost 5-7, 6-2, 5-10 to second seed Nicole Melichar and Dutch player Demi Schuurs in a thrilling three-set match.

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Earlier Monday, Sania made a winning comeback on the WTA Tour, defeating Ukrainian pair Nadiia Kichenok and Lyudmyla Kichenok 6-4, 6-7 (5), 10-5 with Klepac in the first round of the flagship event .

This match was Sania’s first in 12 months and, incidentally, this Qatar Open was the last tournament she played in 2020 when all competitions were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Previously, Mirza had revealed that she contracted coronavirus earlier this year.

She also revealed that staying away from her two-year-old was the most difficult thing she had faced after testing positive for the virus.

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Last year, Mirza won the first-ever Fed Cup Heart Award in the Asia / Oceania category after garnering more than 10,000 votes out of a total of 16,985 votes cast for the three regional Group I nominees.

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Last year, its return to the Fed Cup for the first time since 2016 saw India reserve its place at the Fed Cup play-offs.

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