Sania-Huber falter at last hurdle in Florida
The unseeded Indo-South African pair went down 6-2, 6-4 to Asagoe of Japan and Slovenia's Srebotnik in the final.india Updated: Apr 10, 2006 12:17 IST
Sania Mirza and Liezel Huber saw their golden streak come to an end as they faltered at the last hurdle at the USD 600,000 Bausch and Lomb Championships on the WTA Tour in Florida, USA.
The unseeded Indo-South African pair went down 6-2, 6-4 to Shinobu Asagoe of Japan and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik in the final at Amelia Island on Sunday.
Sania and Huber were chasing their third title together, having won at Hyderabad in 2004 and Bangalore earlier this season.
They had knocked out second seeds Virgina Ruano Pascual of Spain and American Meghan Shaughnessy in the semifinals on Saturday.
The final lasted an hour and 17 minutes.
It was third title together for Asagoe and Srebotnik who had upset No.3 seeds Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Likhovtseva earlier in the tournament.
First Published: Apr 10, 2006 11:13 IST