Sania stumbles in Wrexham ITF final

Updated: Jul 25, 2010, 21:48 PM IST

New Delhi: After mauling lower-ranked opponents all through the week, Sania Mirza lost the title clash of the Wrexham ITF event 2-6, 4-6 to local favourite Heather Watson on Sunday.

Top seed Sania had reached the final for the loss of nine games only but in an anti-climactic fashion lost the summit clash to fourth seed Watson, who is 121 placed below the Indian at 252.

Sania thus missed a chance to win her second title in Wrexham. She had triumphed there in 2004.

Sania had also lost the summit clash of the doubles event of the USD 25,000 tournament in Great Britain.

Sania and her Finnish partner Emma Laine, top seeds, had lost the final 6-2 3-6 11-13 to unseeded local pair of Tara Moore and Francesca Stephenson.