INDIAN WELLS (USA), March 17 (PTI): Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black lost to top seeds Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Peng Shuai of China in straight sets in the women�s doubles final of the BNP Paribas Open, a Premier WTA tournament, here on Saturday.
The top seeds prevailed over the fifth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean combo 7-6(5), 6-2 in a contest that lasted an hour and 30 minutes, as they improved their perfect record in the WTA doubles finals to an 11-0 mark.
Sania and Cara started well, racing to a 4-2 lead in the first set and had a set point while serving at 6-5, but Hsieh and Peng fought back strongly to take the opening frame to a tie-breaker.
The number one team finally managed to win the set after nearly an hour�s play. �First set we were down when we started. It�s really windy, and (they�re also a) really good doubles team. Black has a lot of experience for the doubles and gave us like a lot pressure. Really happy to win again,� said Peng.