New Delhi: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis suffered a shock defeat at Indian Wells on Sunday.
The Indo-Swiss pair was beaten in the second round by unseeded duo of Vania King and Alla Kudryavtseva 6-7 (7), 4-6.
The World No. 1 pair's dream winning streak began from this tournament, after which they went on to win record 41 matches in a row.
Sania and Martina’s unbeaten streak, which began last August, ended at 41 straight wins with a loss at the Qatar Open last month.
Earlier, starting as the favourites, Mirza and Hingis on Saturday beat Australian pair of Casey Dellacqua and Samantha Stosur to advance to the second round of BNP Paribas Open.