The unseeded Indian lost meekly 3-6, 0-6 to the fifth seed in the opening round of the USD 220,00 hard court event.
Sania Mirza needs a super performance if she has to bring her singles campaign back on track as she has drawn world number 22 German Sabine Lisicki as her first round opponent in the Texas Tennis Open.
Wild card Sabine Lisicki reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, beating 2007 finalist Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1 under the Centre Court roof on another wet day at Wimbledon.
Li Na was blown out of Wimbledon by German whirlwind Sabine Lisicki on Thursday and then warned her demanding nation that it must start lifting the burden of expectation off her shoulders.
Sania Mirza put up a brave fight before losing the third and final round of the qualifying event of ASB Classic to former world number 23 Sabine Lisicki.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai