Doha, Feb.26 (ANI): Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis’s incredible 41-match winning streak came to a sudden halt as they suffered a shocking defeat in the quarterfinals of the Qatar Total Open here on Friday.
The Indo-Swiss pair were beaten at the hands of Russian pair of Elena Vesnina and Daria Kasatkina 6-2, 4-6, 5-10 in the quarter-final clash that lasted for one hour and 17 minutes.
Reflecting on her defeat, Mirza wrote on Twitter, “So that’s how the cookie crumbled … just kiddin.Hehe.. We’ll be back stronger than before #SanTina.”
If Mirza and Hingis would have won the title in Doha, they would have equaled Jana Novotna and Natasha Zvereva’s unbeaten streak of 44 match wins.
Earlier, the top-seeded pair won their third consecutive women’s doubles Grand Slam title by lifting the Australian Open trophy. They have bagged a total of 13 women’s double titles since joining forces in last year in March.(ANI)