Wuhan Open: Sania-Strycova lose final

Sania Mirza and Barbara Strycova lost in straight sets to Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova in the Wuhan Open final.

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Sania Mirza and Barbara Strycova lost in a final that lasted a little over an hour.   -  Getty Images

Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova suffered a straight-set loss against Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova in the summit clash of the WTA Wuhan Open, here today.

The third seeds lost 1-6 4-6 to the fifth seeded US-Czech pair of Mattek-Sands and Safarova in the final that lasted a little over an hour.

Mattek-Sands and Safarova converted six of their eight break points, while the Indo-Czech pair squandered six out of eight.

Sania has won three titles in her last four tournaments after splitting with Martina Hingis.