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Australian Open: Leander Paes, Jelena Ostapenko knocked out in mixed doubles

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Leander Paes’ last Australian Open outing came to an end after he and partner Jelena Ostapenko were knocked out of the mixed doubles competition.

Leander Paes had earlier announced that 2020 would be his final year on the Pro circuit. (Reuters Photo)

Leander Paes had earlier announced that 2020 would be his final year on the Pro circuit. (Reuters Photo)

Veteran Leander Paes’ last Australian Open outing came to an end after he and partner Jelena Ostapenko were knocked out of the mixed doubles competition, going down in straight sets to Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands here on Tuesday.

The 46-year-old Paes and Latvia’s Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, lost to the British-American pair 2-6 5-7 in a second-round match that lasted one hour and seven minutes.

Paes had earlier announced that 2020 would be his final year on the Pro circuit.

Rohan Bopanna is the only Indian left in the fray now. The 39-year-old and Nadiia Kichenok of Ukraine will take on fifth seed Nikola Mektic and Barbora Krejcikova in the mixed doubles quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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