Hingis-Sania win US Open Doubles Title
14 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: Wimbledon champions Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza captured their second consecutive Grand Slam women’s doubles crown Sunday, defeating Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3 in the US Open final.
Indian Sania and Swiss veteran Hingis did not drop a set in becoming the first top-seeded duo to win the US Open women’s doubles title since Cara Black and Liezel Huber won the 2008 crown, NDTV reported.
“It has been a great year for us,” Mirza said.
“To win Wimbledon was a great year. Then to come back and back it up to win the US Open, we feel like we’re a really solid team. And we came through again today.”
Hingis also won the mixed doubles alongside a partner from India, men’s doubles veteran Leander Paes.
It was the 11th career Grand Slam doubles title for Hingis, 34, who has won four Australian Opens (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002), two French Opens (1998, 2000), three at Wimbledon (1996, 1998, 2015) and two on the New York hardcourts in 1998 with Jana Novotna and this year.
Hingis, who hit a backhand volley winner to break for the win after 70 minutes, won 14 matches in a row when she began playing alongside Mirza in March, taking titles at Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston before the streak ended in the Rome final.
“From the start, we hit it off,” Hingis said. “Our games work well together.”
Sania, the world doubles number one at 28, won her only prior Slam women’s doubles title with world doubles number two Hingis in July at the All England Club.