Indias wait for a first medal at the Rio Games continued, as Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna went down 6-2, 2-6, 3-10 to USAs Rajeev Ram and Venus Williams in the mixed-doubles semifinals.?The Indian pair began brightly, taking the first set with relative ease, but lost their way midway through the second, as USA took firm control of the match after breaking Sanias serve in the fourth game.?Bopannas game also crumbled under pressure in the match tie-breaker, as his strong serve deserted him and his ground strokes fell apart when it mattered most.Sania and Bopanna made a strong start as the Indians broke Venus at love in the third game to seize the initiative. Sania then served well to make it 3-1. Powerful serves from Bopanna then helped India consolidate the break, as USA initially struggled to find an appropriate return.?Venus was once again broken, and Sania served out the set in the eighth game, with Bopanna finding a cross court backhand winner, bisecting the two Americans.Rajeev and Venus, however, nosed ahead in the second set when Sania could not pull away her racquet from a Ram return that could have flown out of the courts. That break of serve spurred on USA, who raced to a 5-2 lead in no time and forced a match tie-breaker by breaking India again in the eighth game. USA completely dominated the tiebreaker.?The momentum shifted in the second set, but we were still playing good even though we lost that set, Sania said. 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