Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her partner Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic crashed out of Qatar Open on Friday.

Mirza and Strycova went down to USA’s Abigail Spears and Slovenia’s Katarina Srebotnik 3-6, 6-1, 8-10 in a thriller.

This was Mirza and Strycova’s first tournament after the Australian Open, where they suffered a defeat at the hands of unseeded Japanese pair Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato.