Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis lift 3rd Grand Slam title on the trot, extend unbeaten streak to 36

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won their title clash 7-6 6-2 to lift their 3rd consecutive Grand Slam doubles title.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 29, 2016 2:16 pm
australian open, australian open live, australian open live streaming, aus open, aus open live, sania mirza, sania mirza martina hingis, sania hingis, australian open schedule, tennis news, tennis Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis lift Australian Open 2016 women’s doubles title. (Source: AP)

The Santina juggernaut rolls on as Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis win their 3rd Grand Slam title, 36th match on the trot. The top seeds were challenged in the opening set but sealed the second in emphatic fashion.

The match, as it happened!

1257 hrs IST: GAME, SET, MATCH, CHAMPIONSHIP! Sania-Hingis crowned doubles champs

1250 hrs IST: 5-2, and Sania-Hingis will now serve for the set, match and CHAMPIONSHIP

1245 hrs IST: Hradecka-Hlavackova are up for a fight. Break serve to make it 4-2 in the second set. They have switched gears and are very aggressive in the middle

1240 hrs IST: Meanwhile, here’s what Andy Murray is upto ahead of his semis clash

1236 hrs IST: Sania and Hingis back to doing what they do best – dominate. In complete control of the title clash, lead the second set 4-1

1223 hrs IST: Sania-Hingis back to dominating ways in the second set. Take a 2-0 early lead

1215 hrs IST: Hingis takes a medical timeout. Receives attention on her right shoulder

1212 hrs IST: Sania-Hingis seal the tie-break 7-1, opening set 7-6. The top seeds were pushed in the opening set but Santina found their rhythm towards the end

1207 hrs IST: 6-6 and the first set enters the tie-break

1159 hrs IST: Hingis holds serve for the first time in the match. Top seeds go 6-5 up in the opening set

1154 hrs IST: Santina, as they call themselves, break back! It’s 5-5 in the opening set. Hingis to serve

1150 hrs IST: Hradecka-Hlavackova seal the 19-point rally to make 40-40. Engaging tennis on exhibition during the rally. Hingis was trying to absorb the pace but Hlavackova fired a winner

1147 hrs IST: Sania loses here serve, the pair of Hradecka-Hlavackova to serve for the set at 5-4

1140 hrs IST: Three service breaks a piece and it’s 4-4 in the opening set. Both teams yet to find their feet in the women’s doubles final

1135 hrs IST: Break after break in the women’s doubles final. Hingis loses her serve to trail 3-4

1127 hrs IST: Sania fails to hold her serve. Hradecka-Hlavackova have been impressive so far. Lead 3-2

1122 hrs IST: Sania-Hingis reply in style. Break Hradecka’s serve to level it at 2-2

1119 hrs IST: Early break for Hradecka-Hlavackova. Sania-Hingis trail 1-2 in opening set

1115 hrs IST: Sania and Hlavackova hold their serves. It’s 1-1 in the opening set

1112 hrs IST: Sania holds her serve without any trouble to go 1-0 up in the opening set

1109 hrs IST: Sania and Hingis have dropped just one set in the Australian Open – in the quarters. They won their semis in emphatic fashion – 6-1, 6-0

1105 hrs IST: Sania and Hingis have won 35 matches on the trot and are a win away from their second title of 2016. The top seeds start as favourites in the title clash

1100 hrs IST: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are out in the middle. They are up against the pair of Hradecka and Hlavakova

The run…

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis enter final with dominating win

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Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis will take on seventh seed pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in the final.

Sania Mirza enters mixed-doubles semis

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Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig got the better of Leander Paes and Martina Hingis 7-6(1) 6-3 in the quarterfinal.