Melbourne, Jan 29: Top seeded women’s doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis overwhelmed Czech seventh seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-6 (1), 6-3 to win the Australian Open crown here on Friday.
It was the World No.1 doubles team’s 36th consecutive win and third straight Grand Slam victory after winning the Wimbledon and US Open last year. They also won the year-ending Women’s Tour Association (WTA) finals last year.
The Sania-Martina juggernaut, that began rolling in August last year, showed no signs of abetting at the Melbourne Park. They continued their supreme form and grabbed their eighth successive title, and 12th overall, in 109 minutes.
They began 2016 by winning in Brisbane and Sydney. It was Sania’s second Australian Open title. She first won the mixed doubles title in 2009 with Mahesh Bhupathi. (IANS)