Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black lost to top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy in the quarterfinals of the women's doubles tennis at the Australian Open here on Tuesday.
The sixth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair put up a brave fight and were in with a chance to win the match but in the end, lost 2-6, 6-3, 4-6 in an hour and 58 minutes.
After going down tamely in the first set, Sania-Black came back strongly to win the second. They were leading 4-2 in the final set and looked favourites to qualify for the semis. The Italian team however, showed why they are the top-ranked team in the tournament by winning four consecutive games to wrap up the match.