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Sania Mirza-Barbara Strycova lose in Indian Wells Masters quarterfinal

Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Barbara Strycova lost to the team of Martina Hingis and Yung-jan Chan in the Indian Wells Masters quarter-final.

tennis Updated: Mar 16, 2017 01:29 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indian Wells (California)
Sania Mirza,Barbara Strycova,Indian Wells Masters
Sania Mirza and Barbara Strycova were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells Masters.(AFP)

India’s Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Barbara Strycova lost in the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters tennis tournament in California on Tuesday.

The Indo-Czech pair suffered a 4-6, 4-6 defeat against Swtzerland’s Martina Hingis and Taiwan’s Yung-jan Chan in the quarter-final.

Earlier, the pair defeated Sara Errani of Italy and Alicja Rosolska of Poland 6-2, 6-3 in the previous round.

This was also the end of the Indian presence in the tournament as Leander Paes and his Argentine partner Juan Martin del Potro went down 3-6, 4-6 to American Sam Querrey and Gilles Müller of Luxembourg in the men’s doubles.

Querrey and Muller smashed six aces against just two by Paes-Potro to chalk out a win in just over an hour.

First Published: Mar 15, 2017 15:43 IST