Sania Mirza beaten in Aussie Open final


Sania Mirza (centre right) will have to wait to add to her grand slams
Sania Mirza (centre right) will have to wait to add to her grand slams

Sania Mirza will have to wait for her seventh Grand Slam trophy as the Indian and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig lost the Australian Open mixed doubles final 2-6 4-6 to underdogs Abigail Spears and Juan Sebastian Cabal, on Sunday (29).

The second-seeded pair paid the price for the free-flowing unforced errors from the racquet of Dodig, who struggled with his serve and groundstrokes.

It is second runners-up finish for Mirza and Dodig together after losing the final of the 2016 French Open to Leander Paes and Martina Hingis.

Mirza had won her first ever Grand Slam at the Australian Open only when she won the mixed doubles with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi in 2009 and the last of her three women’s doubles Major trophies also came here last year with Martina Hingis.