Indo-Swiss pair clinch their fourth consecutive doubles title to rule China Open
Beijing: Extending their incredible unbeaten record, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lifted their eighth trophy of the season and fourth in a row, winning the WTA China Open, here on Saturday.
India's Sania Mirza and Switzerland's Martina Hingis lift the China Open trophy after beating Taipei girls Yung-Jan Chan and Hao-Ching Chan in Beijing on Saturday. Pic/AFP
The top seeds faced stiff resistance from sixth seed Taipei girls Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan before winning 6-7 (9) 6-1 10-8 in the final which lasted one hour and 40 minutes.
In the match tie-breaker, the two pair were going neck and neck and the score was 7-7 at one stage but Sania and Martina won three of the next four points to clinch the issue. It was fourth title in a row for the Sania-Martina pair.
In a remarkable run, they have dropped only two sets in their last 17 matches in four tournaments.
It was ninth title for Sania in the 2015 season and eighth with Swiss great Martina. They had won titles at Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, Wimbledon, the US Open, Guangzhou and Wuhan before Saturday's win.
It was the ninth title for Sania in the 2015 season and eighth with Swiss great Martina
Sania and Hingis have dropped only two sets in their last 17 matches in four tourneys — such is their domination
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