Sania-Hingis lift Australian Open women’s doubles title

Sania-Hingis lift Australian Open women’s doubles title

Melbourne : Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis have secured their third consecutive women’s doubles Grand Slam title by lifting the Australian Open trophy on Friday.

The top-seeded pair continued their rampaging form to claim a 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 win over Czech pair Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in a thrilling contest that lasted one hour and 49 minutes at Melbourne Park.

With the triumph, Sania and Hingis extended their winning streak to 36 and will aim for a clean sweep at the French Open in June.

Since an upset loss in the French Open quarterfinals, the Indo-Swiss duo has been unstoppable, winning 42 of the next 45 matches to take home titles at Wimbledon, the US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing, the WTA Finals in Singapore, Brisbane and Sydney. (ANI)