US Open: Hingis, Mirza capture women's doubles crown

Top-seeds add to the Wimbledon title; Hingis bags trophy a day after winning mixed doubles with India's Paes.

    US Open: Hingis, Mirza capture women's doubles crown
    Hingis and Mirza started playing together around six months ago [EPA]

    Top-seeds Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza beat Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 6-3 to win the US Open doubles title and cap off a perfect visit to Flushing Meadows.

    Switzerland's Hingis, the former singles world number one and her Indian partner Mirza, tore through the doubles tournament without dropping a set to claim back-to-back grand slams after their victory at Wimbledon.

    It has been a productive and busy visit to New York for Hingis who also captured the US Open mixed doubles title with India's Leander Paes.

    Having only joined forces in March, Mirza and Hingis have enjoyed a successful partnership reaching six finals in 12 events and winning two majors.

    "We started playing in March, obviously in America, and we won three out of three. That rarely happens," said Mirza.

    "We hit it off and obviously we have become more friends now.I think we trust each other on and off the court. I think that helps us through a lot of tough moments on the court.

    "Obviously our games match, kind of complement each other, you know, with her at the net and from me at the back. I think that's the best combination."

    For Hingis it was her second US Open doubles title coming 17-years after she won her first in 1998 with Jana Novotna.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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