Sania-Martina beaten in Stuttgart Open final

Stuttgart (Germany), April 25 (IANS) Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were beaten in the women’s doubles final of the Stuttgart Open tennis tournament by second seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, 6-2, 1-6, 6-10.

The Indo-Swiss pair went down in one hour and 21 minutes here on Sunday.

Sania-Martina were eyeing their 14th title together. They were aiming at their first title since February but were undone by a stunning turnaround by the French pair.

Sania-Martina began the match brightly, winning the first set comfortably 6-2.

But the French duo recovered from a set down to clinch the match in the tie-breaker. They were the more aggressive team, hitting 25 winners to 16 by Sania-Martina.

It was the second title of the season for the French pair.

Sania-Martina have stumbled in their recent tournaments, exiting in the second-round at the Miami Masters and the first at the Indian Wells.

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