Charleston (US): Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis secured the No 1 position on the doubles leaderboard for the end-of-season tennis championships after defeating Spain’s Anabel Medina Garrigues and Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova in the quarter-finals of the Family Circle Cup.
Sania Mirza (right) with her partner Martina Hingis
The No 1-seeded Hingis and Mirza battled Medina Garrigues and Shvedova for an hour and 41 minutes for a 7-5, 4-6, 13-11 victory, fighting off a match point down 10-9 in the match tie-break and needing six match points of their own to edge the Spanish-Kazakhstani defending champions on Friday.
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