Moscow: Sania Mirza could not end the season on a high as she and her partner Nuria Llagostera Vives were sent packing from the WTA Kremlin Cup by the American pair of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, here on Thursday.
Third seeds Sania and Nuria, who had ended runners-up at the prestigious China WTA event recently, lost the hard fought second round match 5-7, 4-6 after battling it out for one hour and 41 minutes.
The two players struggled to hold serve in the first set as the Indo-Spanish pair lost serve thrice and the Americans twice. In the second set, Sania and Nuria failed to cash in on the break chances that dented their chances to make a comeback. Out of four, they could convert just one and dropped their serve twice to crash out of the tournament.
Third seeds Sania and Nuria lost the hard fought second round match 5-7, 4-6 after battling it out for one hour and 41 minutes.