Sania Mirza & Martina Hingis: On a roll, ‘Santina’ pair 5 wins away from creating history

Feb 16:We are short of adjectives for this pair now. Ever since they started playing together in women’s doubles, they have taken the tennis fraternity by surprise with their phenomenal winning streak, which has now reached to 40 matches.

The top-seeded pair continued their imperious form as they swept aside the Russian-Czech pair of Vera Dushevina and Barbora Krejcikova 6-3, 6-1 in the finals to clinch the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Sunday. It was their 13th title in a row.

Earlier this year, the Indo-Swiss duo won their third consecutive women’s doubles Grand Slam title by lifting the Australian Open trophy.

While the talks of a career slam have already begun, not to forget, the Indo-Swiss pair is just five matches away from breaking the world record for maximum consecutives matches won in women’s doubles.

Back in 1990, the dynamic duo of Jana Novotna and Helena Sukova won a whopping 44 matches in a row.

On January 13, The World No. 1 pair overcame Chen Liang and Shuai Peng 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of Sydney International Tennis tournament to equal world record set by Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva in 1994 of winning 28 consecutive matches.


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