Sania Mirza and Chia-Jung Chuang fought valiantly but lost a tough semifinal battle to crash out of the euro 3,500,000 Madrid Open, going down in straight sets against third seeds Kveta Peschke and Lisa Raymod.
The unseeded Indo-Taipei pair pushed their opponents to limits before losing 6-7 (4), 4-6 to the Czech-American pair in one hour and 26 minutes, last night. Sania and Chuang squandered seven breakpoints in the match while saving three.
Their opponents were more successful in cashing in on the chances as they converted six out of nine breakpoints. Sania earlier had failed to make it to the main draw of the singles event after losing the first round qualifying match.