Sania out of singles event at Indian Wells

Updated: Mar 11, 2012, 22:43 PM IST

Indian Wells (USA): Sania Mirza was ousted from the Indian Wells WTA Premier tournament after suffering a straight set defeat against world number 26 Anabel Medina Garrigues, here.

Sania, a wild card entrant, lost 2-6 5-7 to Spain`s 24th seed in the second round.

Sania had beaten German qualifier Kristina Barrios in the opening round 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Sania`s challenge is still alive in the doubles event with Russian partner Elena Vesnina.

The second seeds have reached second round after beating Vera Dushevina and Shahar Peer 7-5, 6-2.

They face Timea Bacsinszky and Alberta Brianti in the second round.