Wuhan: Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova suffered a straight-set loss against Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova in the summit clash of the WTA Wuhan Open, at Wuhan on Saturday.
The third seeds lost 1-6, 4-6 to the fifth seeded US-Czech pair of Mattek-Sands and Safarova in the finals of the $2,589,000 tournament that lasted a little over an hour.
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 Martina Hingis.
Last week, the pair of Sania and Strycova registered a easy win over Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang, the unseeded Chinese pair, and won the Toray Pan Pacific Open title in Tokyo.
The Indo-Czech duo won the game 6-1, 6-1 in just 51 minutes in the final of the women's doubles event.
Before bowing out in the quarterfinals of US Open, the duo also won the Cincinnati Open in August.
With inputs from agencies