Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis win 2015 Wimbledon women's doubles title

Jul 12, 2015, 08:36 IST | IANS

London: Sania Mirza combined with former world number one Martina Hingis late Saturday to win a thrilling women's doubles final in the 2015 edition of the Wimbledon championships.

They beat Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7 7-6 (7-4) 7-5, BBC reported.

Switzerland's Martina Hingis (R) and India's Sania Mirza (L) celebrate beating Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the women's doubles final on day twelve of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. AFP PHOTO
Switzerland's Martina Hingis (R) and India's Sania Mirza (L) celebrate beating Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the women's doubles final on day twelve of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. AFP PHOTO

The win marked a first Wimbledon title for Mirza, who is the number one-ranked female doubles player. Hingis is ranked second.

Hingis was Wimbledon singles champion in 1997 and last appeared in a final at the All England Club in 1998, when she won the women's doubles.

On Saturday, Mirza was making her first appearance alongside Hingis at a major doubles final and the pair combined to play their part in a match that thrilled the Centre Court crowd.

After losing the first set, Hingis and Mirza edged a closely-fought second set in the tie-break and then came back from 5-2 down in the third, winning five successive games to secure the title.

The 34-year-old Hingis also plays in the mixed doubles final on Sunday.

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