Melbourne: It was a bad day in office for India as both Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi lost their respective mixed doubles quarterfinal matches at Melbourne Park here Thursday. This brings an end to the Indian challenge.
Fifth seeds Bhupathi and Russian Nadia Petrova were upset by unseeded Australian pairing of Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden at the Margaret Court Arena. The fifth seeds lost 3-6, 6-3, 11-13 in one hour and 21 minutes.
After losing the first set, the Indo-Russian pair came back to win the second set getting their first break on their fifth opportunity.