Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis: On the go and ready for more

Published: July 30, 2015
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The Indo-Swiss pair managed to do well enough to be a major contender for the title. PHOTO: AFP

With the World number one crown already in their possession, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis entered the all England Lawn Tennis Club for the Wimbledon 2015 title. Mirza had won the Junior Doubles Wimbledon title back in 2003 and now she was all set for another Wimbledon campaign. Hingis had first won this title back in 1996, and 20 years later, she was looking to repeat history.

Photo: Reuters

This was just their second Grand Slam as a team but in such a short span of time, the Indo-Swiss pair managed to do well enough to be a major contender for the title. Reaching the finals without dropping a set, Mirza and Hingis were on the verge of making history. However, in the final, they faced two-time Grand Slam champions in the form of Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova.

Vesnina and Makarova. Photo: Reuters

In 2011, Mirza made it to French Open final with Vesnina; four years later, she made it to yet another Grand Slam final but this time, it was against Vesnina. A nail biting match followed with both teams toe to toe, a hold followed a hold, a break followed a break, an ace followed a winner. In some high quality tennis, there was little that separated both the teams. After a very well contested final, Mirza and Hingis grabbed the Women’s Double Championship title with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 win. This achievement gave Mirza a well-deserved first doubles Grand Slam. For Hingis, however, it was her 10th.

After her win, Mirza posted on social media: