SUCCESS: Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza with the WTA trophy
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis lifted their ninth title together this year, beating the Spanish pair of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro to clinch the WTA Finals women’s doubles trophy in Singapore last Sunday (1).
Top seeds Mirza and Hingis prevailed 6-0 6-3 over their eight-seeded rivals in a lopsided summit clash, which lasted little over an hour.
The title capped an impressive year for Hingis and Mirza, who only started playing together in March and claimed nine titles this year, including at Wimbledon and the US Open.
The Indo-Swiss pairing are now unbeaten in 22 matches, stretching back six tournaments. In fact, since their last defeat – to Chan Hao-Ching and Chan Yung-Jan in Cincinnati – they have dropped just two sets.
“I feel like it was a perfect day,” Hingis said. “Sania played out of her mind – she was everywhere today, getting everything back and playing incredible tennis.”
This triumph is significant for the Swiss player as the trophy was her 50th WTA doubles title, a milestone achieved by just 15 players so far.
Mirza said the world No 1 pairing were now looking forward to a break after. “I was looking at the stats, we won 53 matches before this tournament. That’s a lot of matches, even that’s just doubles,” the Indian said.