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Sania and Bhupathi split at US Open!

NEW YORK: India’s Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi will not play mixed doubles at the US Open despite the pair having captured two Grand Slam titles together as the bitter fall-out from the Olympics continued.

Sania and Bhupathi

Bhupathi will team up with Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic in New York while Sania will link with Britain’s Colin Fleming.Sania played mixed doubles at the Olympics with Leander Paes but only in controversial circumstances after Paes had demanded an assurance that only he, and not Bhupathi or Rohan Bopanna, would be paired with her.Angry Sania hit out about the arrangement, saying she was uncomfortable at being used as “bait” to keep Paes happy.Sania and Bhupathi won the Australian Open in 2009 and French Open in 2012. AFP

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