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.


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