Sania Mirza and Swiss star Martina Hingis won the Miami Open Women’s Doubles title, as they defeated Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 7-5, 6-1 in the final. It was Sania’s 25th WTA doubles title.
Sania and Hingis were trailing 2-5 in the opening set, as they failed to get the rhythm right in the beginning. However, they bounced back strongly to take the set 7-5, which was no less than a miracle. The Russian pair lost 4 set points and conceded the set.
In the second set, Sania and Hingis did not give any chance to the Russian pair to come back and thrashed them 6-1 to clinch the set, match and title. Sania and Hingis had earlier beaten the same Russian pair in the final to win the Indian Wells Open. In the individual doubles rankings, Sania now needs just 145 points to become World No. 1.