India’s Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova suffered a straight-set loss against Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova in the final of the WTA Wuhan Open on Saturday.
The third seeds lost 1-6, 4-6 in a little over an hour to the fifth-seeded US-Czech pair of Mattek-Sands and Safarova in the title decider of the $2,589,000 tournament.
Mattek-Sands and Safarova converted six of the eight break points that came their way, while the Indo-Czech pair squandered six out of eight.
Sania has won three titles in her last four tournaments she has played after splitting with Swiss great Martina Hingis.
With Strycova, Mirza won the Cincinnati Masters and the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The Indo-Czech pair lost in the quarterfinals of the US Open. Mirza also won the title in a one-off partnership with Romania’s Monica Niculescu at the Connecticut Open.