A couple of days after they clinched the year-end no. 1 ranking, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis closed out their season with one last title win Singapore. The pair, playing the eighth seeded Spanish team of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro won 6-0, 6-3 in merely 66 minutes, capping of the season with an incredible flourish.
The pair rolled over their opponents in the first set, taking three breaks of serve. They started off the second set in as much the same fashion, breaking the Spaniards in their first service game in the second game of the set to go up 2-0.
However, a break right back brought the set on serve and it seemed as if the Spaniards would make a comeback in the set and by extension, in the match. However, it wasn’t to be and following yet another service break on the eighth seeds’ serve – their fifth break in the match – saw the Indo-Swiss pair race away to a 3-1 lead.
Due credit to the Spaniards in that they didn’t wilt from the barrage of shot-making that the top-seeds kept sending their way and tried their best to force pressure on their higher ranked opponents. The set progressed on serve thereafter, with the eighth seeds saving a handful of more break points along the way.
Resultantly, Mirza served for the match ensuring the continuity of the team’s winning momentum to 22 matches. This was the pair’s ninth title for this season, since teaming up for the first time in March this year.
Furthermore, throughout the course of the finals’ week, Mirza and Hingis didn’t drop a set. With this win, Mirza moved into the third place in the list of WTA players (active) with the most number of title wins (50 titles).
The only two players ahead of her are Liezel Huber, with 53 titles and her erstwhile partner Cara Black, who has won 60 titles. Also Read Beyond the Incomparable Run of the 'Santina'