Mirza, Hingis clinch title

MELBOURNE. — World number one doubles pairing Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza clinched their first Australian Open tennis doubles title together with a 7-6(1) 6-3 victory over Czech pair Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka yesterday.

It was the 12th Grand Slam women’s doubles title for Hingis while the third for India’s Mirza, all of which have come with the Swiss in the last year.

The pair, who have now won 36 successive doubles matches, are also the reigning Wimbledon and US Open champions.

“Thanks to my partner, we have had an incredible year,” Mirza said in a courtside interview. “We keep going and it’s great to have all these records with you.” — Reuters.

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