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Sania out of singles event at Indian Wells

Sania Mirza was ousted from the Indian Wells WTA Premier tournament after suffering a straight set defeat against world number 26 Anabel Medina Garrigues, in Indian Wells.

sports Updated: Mar 12, 2012 01:51 IST

Sania Mirza was ousted from the Indian Wells WTA Premier tournament after suffering a straight set defeat against world number 26 Anabel Medina Garrigues, in Indian Wells.

Sania, a wild card entrant, lost 2-6 5-7 to Spain's 24th seed in the second round.

Sania had beaten German qualifier Kristina Barrios in the opening round 4-6 6-2 6-4.

Sania's challenge is still alive in the doubles event with Russian partner Elena Vesnina.

The second seeds have reached second round after beating Vera Dushevina and Shahar Peer 7-5 6-2.

They face Timea Bacsinszky and Alberta Brianti in the second round.