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Sania goes down to dubois in final

Sania Mirza failed in her attempt to win back-to-back ITF titles as local girl Stephanie Dubois outlasted her in three sets to become the first Canadian to capture the Vancouver Open women's singles title in Vancouver.

sports Updated: Aug 11, 2009 00:51 IST

Sania Mirza failed in her attempt to win back-to-back International Tennis Federation (ITF) titles as local girl Stephanie Dubois outlasted her in three sets to become the first Canadian to capture the Vancouver Open women's singles title here.

The 22-year-old second-seeded Quebec girl 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the $175,000 tournament here beat top-seeded Sania, who jumped nine places to be 74 in the latest world rankings released Monday after wining the Lexington Open the week before last, Sunday.

For Sania it was a tiresome run as she had to play three-setters for three consecutive days, her quarter-final against Rebecca Marino and the semi-final against Sharon Fichman that went into the night and she had to be back on court Sunday afternoon for the final.

In a bizarre game of tennis, Dubois lost the first set failing to hold her serve in four games and Sania looked good to pull it off, despite a partisan crowd making it difficult for her.