Sania-Martina juggernaut continues to roll, wins Sydney title

Sports Friday 15/January/2016 17:24 PM
By: Times News Service
Sania-Martina juggernaut continues to roll, wins Sydney title

Sydney: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis' awe-inspiring run continued unabated as they lifted their second trophy of the season with the WTA Apia International title after clinching their 30th win a row, here on Friday.
The triumph over Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic though was not without initial hiccups as the top seeds lost the first set meekly before eking out a 1-6, 7-5, 10-5 win in one hour and 13 minutes.
The world number one team trailed 1-6, 1-4 at one stage but they yet again came out unscathed, levelling the second set 5-5 and then sealed it to stretch it to a Super tie- breaker.
The US open and Wimbledon champions raced to a 8-3 lead in the decider and clinched the issue comfortably to stretch their unbeaten run to an incredible 30 matches.
It was the 11th title together for the Indo-Swiss pair as continuing the good show from 2015 when they won 9 titles including the year-end WTA finale.
The year 2016 has also started on a fabulous note for the fuo, which won the Brisbane International trophy last week.
The 29-year-old Sania was the defending champion here but last year she won the title with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.