Sania-Hingis 41-match winning streak ends

Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis lost 2-6 6-4 10-5 to Russian pair Elena Vesnina and Daria Kasatkina late last night.

The last time the Indo-Swiss pair had lost a match was way back in Cincinnati in August 2015.   -  Getty Images

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis’ 41-match winning streak came to halt after the world number one women’s doubles pair went down fighting in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open, here.

Sania and her Swiss partner Hingis lost 2-6 6-4 10-5 to Russian pair Elena Vesnina and Daria Kasatkina late last night.

The last time the Indo-Swiss pair, who have won three doubles Grand Slams in a row, had lost was way back in Cincinnati last August.

After surviving a gruelling three sets win over an un-seeded Chinese pairing in the last round here, luck finally ran out for Sania and Hingis against the Russians despite dominating the first set.

Sania and Hingis have together won four titles this year out of an overall trophy count of 13. They started the year with wins in Brisbane and Sydney before completing a hat-trick of Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open.