Hingis / Mirza Win BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore Doubles

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Martina Hingis Sania Mirza Tennis News

Forty-eight hours after being officially crowned 2015’s best doubles team, Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza underlined their dominance of the field with an emphatic victory over Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez Navarro in the final of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

Hingis and Mirza 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.

Against Muguruza and Suárez Navarro – late replacements in the draw after Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova’s withdrawal – they stamped their authority all over the contest immediately.

In the second game, Mirza unleashed a ferocious forehand to break Muguruza. A quarter of an hour later, it was Mirza once more coming to the fore, this time sending a backhand drive volley whistling past Suárez Navarro.

The second set was more competitive, but there was to be no denying the Swiss-Indian duo, an emotional 6-0, 6-3 triumph wrapped up on their fourth match point when Muguruza sent a tired backhand drifting wide.

“It’s incredible. I feel like it was a perfect day,” Hingis said. “The energy was a bit better in practice and Sania just played out of her mind – she was everywhere today – on her side, behind me – it’s about choosing the right partner!”

And with success – they have won 11 WTA titles since teaming up in spring – comes popularity. The partnership has already been christened ‘Santina’ by their legions of fans, whom Mirza was quick to thank in the aftermath of this latest triumph.

“On court, off court, we have a lot of fun,” Mirza said. “To play in tournaments like this is what we’ve fought all our lives for and it’s incredible to play in front of a packed stadium.

“We feel very fortunate. We’ve done some amazing things together and it’s the perfect way to end the year for us.”

Source: WTA

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