Eleventh title for Santina: Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis continue fabulous run to lift title in Sydney - Firstpost
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Eleventh title for Santina: Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis continue fabulous run to lift title in Sydney


Sydney: India's Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis on Friday recorded their 30th win on the trot en route to yet another title as they won the doubles final of the WTA Sydney International against Kristina Mladenovic vs Caroline Garcia.

The match turned out to be a thriller as the top seeds came back from a set down for the second consecutive match to clinch the tie-breaker and emerge as winners with a 1-6 7-5 10-5 scoreline.

This continues the longest winning streak in women's doubles since 1994.

Fabulous start to 2016 for Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis. Getty

Fabulous start to 2016 for Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis. Getty

Mirza and Hingis came from behind in the semifinals earlier on Thursday to beat the pair of Romanian Raluca Olaru and Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova 4-6 6-3 10-8 in a closely-fought encounter.

They have now surpassed the pair of Puerto Rican Gigi Fernandez and Belarus' Natasha Zvereva, who won 28 matches on the trot during their successful pairing back in 1994 and will be gunning for Novotna-Sukova's record.

The Indo-Swiss pair have continued their good show from 2015 when they won 9 titles which included the Wimbledon, US Open and the year-ending WTA finals.

The 2016 has also started on a fabulous note as they have now made it to the second straight final, having won the Brisbane International last week. This win in the final in Sydney is their 11th WTA title together.

Details to follow

With PTI inputs

First Published On : Jan 15, 2016 17:39 IST

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