Sania Mirza and her American couplet Bethanie Mattek-Sands realise an former way out from the Madrid Open after suffering their 2nd turn lucifer in consecutive lots to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova.
The fifth seed Indo-American pair lost 5-7 1-6 to the unseeded Russian-Czech pair in one hour and 10 minutes in the second round of the euro 4,033,254 clay court event.
Sania and Bethanie could exchange just two of the 8th open frame hazards they have against their competition while shed their service on six social occasions.
Sania and her pardner divvy up 12,000 euro as select money and gain 140 higher-ranking tips each.
Before the next Grand Slam of the season, the French Open, Sania and Bethanie have two more tournaments — Rome and Brussels — to tune up their game on the red clay.
The Roland Garros is slated to start from May 26.