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Sania, Hingis lose Aegon International semifinal

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Eastbourne (UK): Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were ousted from the WTA Aegon International following a semifinal defeat to Caroline Garcia and Katarina Srebotnik, here today. The top seeds lost 5-7 4-6 to fourth seeded French-Slovak combine in the last-four stage of the USD 31,000 WTA Premier grass court event, which is the last before the Wimbledon championships.

Sania and Hingis split USD 11,360 as prize money and collected 185 ranking points each. Sania and Hingis had numerous opportunities but they could convert only three of the 15 break chances. Caroline and Katarina broke them five times out of 12 in the one hour and 21 minutes contest.