Sheer belief pulled them through

Faced with opponents who had them running for cover with a fierce serve all through, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis said sheer belief pulled them through as they lifted the Wimbledon women’s doubles trophy here. Sania, the first India to clinch the title, and Hingis were seeded top but were pushed to the brink by second-seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina before prevailing 5-7 7-6 (4) 7-5 in a thrilling final here. “For a match like this, the No.1 and No.2 seeds playing, it was the best match you could have asked <g data-gr-id="13" style="color: #3b3b3b; font-size: 11px;">for for</g> the tournament. It was unbelievably exciting. It was exciting to play. I really hope it was exciting to watch, too,” Sania said in the post-match press conference.  


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