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Sania-Hingis clinch Paribas Open doubles title

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis began their partnership on winning note as the duo defeated Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina to win the BNP Paribas Open doubles title. The no.1 seeds, Hingis and Mirza didn’t even lose more than four games in any set all fortnight. After cruising through the first set, they fell behind 4-2 second to no. 2 seeds Makarova and Vesnina, but they flipped the script from there with four straight games to end it, 6-3, 6-4. “This is something we were hoping for.

She (Sania) hits a big forehand, especially on the right side, and I can move and finish off the point. She prepares, I finish. That’s pretty cool to me. I’m very happy we made this move. Obviously we had partners we played well with, like me last year with Flavia, and changing was a big move. I’m
very happy it worked out, because you never know what to expect. Winning the tournament in our premier, it’s new energy, and hopefully we can keep it up,” Hingis told WTA website.

“On paper, obviously we are supposed to be a good team, but it doesn’t always turn out that way when you step on the court. So we’re really happy we weren’t just able to win, but win in such dominating fashion, not losing a set and being down just two times in the whole two weeks,” Mirza said.
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