Sania-Hingis march into quarters

Published on April 09, 2015 21:07:42 PM
Charleston (US): Professional tennis player Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis crashed into the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Charleston WTA event here after their second straight title win in the Miami Open earlier this week.

In the opening round of the Clay Court event, top-seeded duo clashed past the Rodionova sisters of Australia, Anastasia and Arina, 6-7, 6-3, 10-5.

The 34-year-old Hingis was broken in her first two service games but Sania held fort.

With this win, Sania and Hingis climbed up a place to number two in the Road to Singapore doubles leaderboard.

Top eight teams will be competing for the Championships late this year, which Sania and her then partner Cara Black had won last season.

The Sania-Hingis pairing has been tremendously talked in the tennis circuit and the top seeds lived up to the hype by not only winning in their maiden appearance together in Indian Wells in March but also followed it up with the Miami Open win.

Hingis has claimed 11 Grand Slams in the team discipline while Sania has won three Grand Slams (all in mixed).