Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis win US Open women's doubles title

Sep 14, 2015, 08:32 IST | PTI

India's Sania Mirza and Swiss partner Martina Hingis outplay Casey Dellacqua-Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3 to clinch doubles title

New York: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis continued their domination in the women's doubles by winning the US Open crown, their second Grand Slam of the season, after a crushing victory over Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova yesterday.

Sania Mirza (right) and Martina Hingis lift the US Open doubles trophy yesterday. Pic: AP/PTI
Sania Mirza (right) and Martina Hingis lift the US Open doubles trophy yesterday. Pic: AP/PTI 

It took the top seeds only 70 minutes to wrap up the final 6-3, 6-3 against the fourth seed Kazakh-Australian combination at Flushing Meadows.

There were no sparks in the final as both Dellacqua and Shvedova were off colour. They never looked like troubling the top seeds, who did not even need their A game to clinch the issue.

Such has been the class of the Sania and Hingis that they did not drop a single set en route to the title and only once they had to win a set through tie-breaker.

Sania's win capped off a memorable US Open for Indians as Leander Paes had won the mixed doubles trophy with Hingis on Friday, in a repeat show of the Wimbledon.

Class act
Sania's ground-strokes from the back of the court and Hingis' agility at the net was too good for their rivals.

"It's a great year for us. It's already been a great year for me. I became World No 1. We were a solid team and were in with a chance in all Slams. We are happy to come through. I won mixed doubles here last year, great to come back and win this," Sania said after her win.

An elated Hingis said, "From the start we hit it off. Our games complement each other. Sania won her first Wimbledon, for me it is bonus. I volley better than what I used to (in her singles days)"

Martina Hingis' various grand slams

Grand Slam singles
Australian Open - 3 titles
Wimbledon - 1 title
US Open - 1 title

Grand Slam doubles
Australian Open - 4 titles
French Open - 2 titles
Wimbledon - 3 titles
US Open - 2 titles

Grand Slam mixed doubles
Australian Open - 2 titles
Wimbledon - 1 title
US Open - 1 title

Hingis has won a total of five grand slams in 2015

Go to top