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Mirza-Hingis end Indian Wells campaign with shock loss

Martina Hingis of Switzerland (L) jumps into the arms of Sania Mirza of India after they defeated Casey Dellacqua of Australia and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the women's doubles final match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 13, 2015.   REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RTSWED
Martina Hingis of Switzerland (L) jumps into the arms of Sania Mirza of India after they defeated Casey Dellacqua of Australia and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the women's doubles final match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 13, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RTSWED

Indian Wells: Defending champions Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis crashed out of the Indian Wells Masters after suffering a shock straight sets defeat in the women’s doubles event here on Monday.

The top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair suffered a 7-6(7), 6-4 defeat at the hands of American-Russian duo of Vania King and Alla Kudryavtseva in the second round contest that lasted one hour and 32 minutes.

This was Mirza and Hingis’ first straight-sets loss since the summer of 2015.

Mirza and Hingis’ 41-match winning streak came to a halt after they were beaten in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open last month. (ANI)

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