Cincinnati, USA:Sania Mirza and her Italian partner Francesca Schiavone crashed out of the doubles event of the USD two million Cincinnati Open following a straight set defeat against top seeds Cara Black and Lizel Huber.
The unseeded Indo-Italian pair lost 4-6 3-6 to the Zimbabwean-American combination in one hour and 14 minutes in the second round of the WTA event. Sania, who played splendidly at ITF singles tournaments' in the last fortnight, and her partner had many a chances but fialed to convert the breakpoints.
They squandered three breakpoints each in both the sets while their opponent were successful in converting five of the eight chances.
Sania will get 110 ranking points and will also split USD 6250 for her second round appearance in the event.