Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis clinch WTA Finals title


Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis capped off a sensational 2015 season with yet another doubles title. The Indo-Swiss pair brushed aside Spaniards Gabrine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0, 6-3 to capture the WTA doubles title. The top-seeded pair took a little over an hour to win their ninth title of

Mirza and Hingis completely outclassed their Spanish counterparts. Having raced through the first set 6-0, Muguruza and Navarro showed some fight, winning three games. However, the effort wasn’t enough to dethrone the pair who just a day before, secured WTA Year-End World No.1 Doubles Ranking presented by Dubai Duty Free. They dropped serve only once through the match and broke their opponents five times to wrap up a comprehensive victory. Mirza and Hingis didn’t give away a single set in the tournament.

Hingis and Mirza are 9-1 in finals this season, with two Grand Slam titles (Wimbledon, US Open), five WTA Premier titles (BNP Paribas Open – Indian Wells, Miami Open, Family Circle Cup – Charleston, Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, China Open – Beijing), and one WTA International title (Guangzhou International Women’s Open). They have now stretched their unbeaten streak to 22 matches.

“I feel like it was a perfect day,” Hingis said. “Sania just played out of her mind – she was everywhere today, getting everything back and playing incredible tennis.”