Osaka: Sania Mirzas brilliant run at the WTA Japan Open ended with a crushing 2-6, 1-6 mauling in the semi-final at the hands world No. 26 and fourth seed Francesca Schiavone here on day.
Sanias defeat meant that the Indian has now lost all three encounters against her Italian friend.
The Hyderabadi had beaten Shahar Peer and Marian Bartoli en route to the last-four stage. It was for the third time in the season that Sania had made the singles semi-final of an WTA event.
The Indian earned 130 ranking points. (PTI)