Big Stuff: Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis clinch 29th consecutive win
Great news coming in as Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis clinched their 29th consecutive victory to equal the record for most wins in a row in women’s doubles with a straight-set triumph in the quarter-finals of the Sydney International tennis tournament.
The Indo-Swiss combination overcame the Chinese pair of Chen Liang and Shuai Peng 6-2, 6-3 to enter semi-finals and stay on track for their second title of the year.
They have thus pulled level with Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva, who won 28 consecutive matches in 1994 to set the present record.
Sania and Martina hardly broke sweat, breaking their opponents’ serve twice to win the first set easily.
The top seeds were a bit erratic in the second set, wasting seven break points. But they did manage to break the Chinese pair twice, which proved to be enough.
Sania and Martina, who are currently the top-ranked team in women’s doubles, have won 10 titles together. They won titles in Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, Wimbledon, US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing and WTA Finals in 2015.
They have already notched up a title win this year, winning the Brisbane International last week.
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