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Australian Open: Meet SanTina, the smooth operators
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lived up their world number one ranking as they clinched their first Australian Open doubles title in Melbourne on Friday. (Photos: AP)
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lived up their world number one ranking as they clinched their first Australian Open doubles title in Melbourne on Friday. (Photos: AP)
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lived up their world number one ranking as they clinched their first Australian Open doubles title in Melbourne on Friday. (Photo: AP)
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lived up their world number one ranking as they clinched their first Australian Open doubles title in Melbourne on Friday. (Photo: AP)
The duo got the better of Czech pair Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-6(1) 6-3. (Photo: AP)
The duo got the better of Czech pair Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-6(1) 6-3. (Photo: AP)
For veteran Hingis, it was the 12th Grand Slam women’s doubles title, third for the Indian ace. (Photo: AP)
For veteran Hingis, it was the 12th Grand Slam women’s doubles title, third for the Indian ace. (Photo: AP)
The ‘SanTina’ tag scaled greater heights as they have now won 36 successive matches, including Wimbledon and US Open. (Photo: AP)
The ‘SanTina’ tag scaled greater heights as they have now won 36 successive matches, including Wimbledon and US Open. (Photo: AP)
Going into history and statistics, this happens to be the longest series of wins in women’s doubles since Gigi Fernandez-Natasha Zvereva ruled the roost in 1994. (Photo: AP)
Going into history and statistics, this happens to be the longest series of wins in women’s doubles since Gigi Fernandez-Natasha Zvereva ruled the roost in 1994. (Photo: AP)
However, the Indo-Swiss pair clinched the game in the tiebreak after 62 minutes. (Photo: AP)
However, the Indo-Swiss pair clinched the game in the tiebreak after 62 minutes. (Photo: AP)
The opponents had enough opportunity to make a comeback but the Indo-Swiss pair took a 4-1 lead in the second set. (Photo: AP)
The opponents had enough opportunity to make a comeback but the Indo-Swiss pair took a 4-1 lead in the second set. (Photo: AP)
The duo will now aim to chase the record set by Jana Novotna and Helena Sukova (in 1990) when they won 44 consecutive matches. (Photo: AP)
The duo will now aim to chase the record set by Jana Novotna and Helena Sukova (in 1990) when they won 44 consecutive matches. (Photo: AP)
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