Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis clinch WTA Finals title
SINGAPORE (92 News) – Sania Mirza and Swiss veteran Martina Hingis crowned a stunning year for their partnership on Sunday by winning their ninth title at the WTA Finals in Singapore.
The top seeds, who joined forces only in March, beat Spain’s eighth seeds Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0, 6-3 in 66 minutes, much of which looked more like an exhibition match than a season finale.
Hingis, 35, and Mirza, 28, have also won Wimbledon, the US Open and Indian Wells on their way to Singapore, where they also swept all their matches.
Their only finals loss was in Rome. It has been 15 years since Hingis won a doubles title at the WTA Finals — she was also the singles champion in 2000 — and the pair share 33 years of professional experience between them.
“Sania just played out of her mind today,” said Hingis. “It’s about choosing the right partner, right?” Mirza said “everything, on court, off court” is working for the pair, who end the year as the world number one women’s doubles team.
Mirza successfully defended the WTA Finals title that she won with Cara Black last year, while for Hingis it was her fiftieth doubles titles. In her singles career, Hingis won five Grand Slam titles.
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.