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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sania and Ankita knocked out after losing to Ukrainian twins in the women’s doubles

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Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina of India were eliminated from the women’s doubles event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday after losing to Ukrainian twin sisters Liudmyla and Nadiia Kichenok in the first round.

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Result of the match

The match ended in a 6-0, 6-7(0-7), [8-10] loss for the pair. Sania Mirza, in particular, was competing in her fourth Olympic Games.

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The two have teamed up for the first time as India prepares to compete for gold in the Tokyo Olympics.

The first set was a one-sided affair for the pair, but the second set was fairly contested. Unfortunately, they ran out of energy in the tie-breaker, and India’s hopes for medals in the women’s doubles event were crushed.

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Olympic debuts

Ukraine’s Kichenok sisters, Lyudmyla and Nadiia Kichenok, on the other hand, made an impression in their Olympic debuts. The combination had a strong grand slam record and presented a tough test to Sania and Raina after losing the first set.

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