India's [ Images ] Sania Mirza [ Images ] crashed out of the Australian Open [ Images ], when she lost her first round women's singles match 27th seed Aravani Rezai on Tuesday in Melbourne [ Images ].
The Indian ace, whose first round match had been rescheduled, was defeated in straight sets of 6-4, 6-2 by the French opponent.
Sania looked off colour and failed to offer any resistance to Aravani. Sania has never gone past the third round in the women's singles at the Australian Open.
It was the third time that Sania faced Aravani in an International tournament with the Aravani winning two of the three matches.
Sania was the only Indian competing in the singles main draw of the Australian Open as Somdev Devvarman [ Images ], Prakash Amritraj [ Images ] and Yuki Bhambri [ Images ] failed to get into the men's singles main draw.