Beijing: Indo-Spanish pair of Sania Mirza and Nuria Llagostera Vives failed to clear the final hurdles and went down in straight sets to the Russian duo of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina at the China Open here.
Sania- Nuria seeded lost 5-7 5-7 to their third seeded opponent in the finals of the USD 4,828,050 event.
The Indo-Spanish combination converted four out of 10 breaks points in the match as compared to Russians duo of six out of 13 chances in a match that lasted for one hours and 36 minutes.
Sania who was playing in her fifth finals of the season had earlier won twice (Pattaya, Brussels) while lost twice at Dubai and Indian Wells.
By Indian Sports News Network