Top doubles pair Mirza-Hingis crash out of Miami Open in the 2nd round

March 30:Defending champions Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis suffered yet another early exit on the American hard courts as the top women’s doubles pair crashed out of the Miami Open in the second round of the tournament on Tuesday.

The Indo-Swiss pair was beaten 4-6, 2-6 by the Russian-Romanian duo of Margarita Gasparyan and Monica Niculescu, who advanced to the quarterfinals.

Earlier this month, Mirza and Hingis had also bowed out of the Indian Wells Masters in the second round by suffering their first straight-sets loss since the summer of 2015.

Also, the pair’s much-vaunted 41-match winning streak came to a halt after they were beaten in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open last month.

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