Dubai: Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina suffered a crushing 2-6 1-6 defeat against top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond to end runners up at the WTA Dubai Open on Saturday.

The second seeded Indo-Russian pair had started well and gave a good fight in the first 30 minutes of the match but were blown away after that.

It was the pair of Sania and Vesnina, who earned the break chance in the very first game of the math but could capitalise.

The contest lasted just 68 minutes. Sania had won the Pattaya Open doubles title with Australian Anastasia Rodionova, a few weeks back.

(Agencies)