Ankita Raina, Divij Sharan crash out of Australian Open

India's tennis players Divij Sharan and Ankita Raina suffered defeat in their first-round clashes in the men's and women's doubles respectively on Thursday. After this defeat, they crashed out of the Australian Open.

Ankita Raina with her Romanian partner Mihaela Buzarnescu lost 3-6 0-6 to  Olivia Gadecki and Belinda Woolcock. While in the men's doubles category, Divij Sharan with his Slovakian partner Igor Zelenay lost 1-6 4-6 to Yannick Hanfmann Kevin Krawietz in the first round match that lasted one hour and four minutes.

Many Indian players have been crashed out of the tournament till now. Rohan Bopanna and his Japanese partner Ben McLachlan on Wednesday crashed out of the Australian Open after losing to the South Korean pair of Ji Sung Nam and Min-Kyu Song in their first-round men's doubles clash. The wild card entrants to the competition won the match 4-6 6-7(0) in one hour and 17 minutes. Sumit Nagal on Tuesday bowed out of the tournament after losing a first-round clash. Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis defeated Nagal 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 and ended Nagal's hopes of progressing ahead in the Grand Slam.

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