Indian tennis star Sania Mirza won her first title of the season at the Brisbane International tournament on Saturday, but ended up losing the World No. 1 crown to her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
Mirza entered the tournament as a defending champion, having the captured the title last year with her Swiss partner Martina Hingis.
The top-seeds defeated second-seeded all-Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the women's doubles final in straight sets, 6-2, 63 in one hour and 16 minutes at Queensland Tennis Centre.
But it ended Mirza's 91-week reign as the world No.1 doubles player in the WTA rankings, with her American partner Bethanie taking over the reign.
Mirza, however, will enter next week's Australian Open with a different partner. She will pair with Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova, who are seeded fourth.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS