Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were beaten in the women’s doubles final of the Stuttgart Open tennis tournament by second seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, 6-2, 1-6, 6-10.
The Indo-Swiss pair went down in one hour and 21 minutes here on Sunday.
Sania-Martina were eyeing their 14th title together. They were aiming at their first title since February but were undone by a stunning turnaround by the French pair.
Sania-Martina began the match brightly, winning the first set comfortably 6-2.
But the French duo recovered from a set down to clinch the match in the tie-breaker. They were the more aggressive team, hitting 25 winners to 16 by Sania-Martina.
It was the second title of the season for the French pair.
Sania-Martina have stumbled in their recent tournaments, exiting in the second-round at the Miami Masters and the first at the Indian Wells.