PARIS, 4 JUNE: The Indian challenge at the French Open ended as Sania Mirza and Leander Paes bowed out of the doubles events with their respective partners, here today. Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands were forced to retire from their pre-quarterfinals following a groin problem to the latter. Sania and Bethanie, seeded seventh, had annexed the first set but the American encountered a groin issue in the second set and eventually they pulled out with score reading 7-6(0) 3-5 against 11th seeds Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova. Later in the day, Paes and Jelena Jankovic fought hard before losing their mixed doubles second round match 5-7 7-6(1) 2-10 against the eighth seeded team of American Liezel Huber and Brazilian Marcelo Melo. pti