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US Open 2017: Mirza-Peng crashes out in semi-finals

The Indo-Chinese pair blew an early lead to lose in straight sets.

PTI | New York |

The fourth seeded Indo-Chinese pair of Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng was sent packing by Swiss ace Martina Hingis and Yung-Jan Chan of Chinese Taipei in the women’s doubles semi-finals of the US Open here.

While the scoreline suggests a straight-set victory of 6-4 6-4 for the second-seeded pair but in both sets it was the Indo-Chinese combination that had the initial advantage which it frittered away.

Mirza-Peng started the match in right earnest breaking the opposition serve taking a 3-0 lead.

However, the Hingis-Chan pair levelled proceedings with double break to make it 3-3 before getting their third break in the ninth game to win the set at 6-4 in 31 minutes.

The second set also went along similar lines with Mirza- Peng leading 3-1 before blowing it all away.

The decisive break came in the ninth game and then closed the game in the 10th game.