New York: Top seeds Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza got the better of No.11 seeds, Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta to reach the women’s doubles final of the US Open on Wednesday.
After fighting it hard in the opening in the rain-delayed match, the Indian-Swiss duo won in traight sets 6-4, 6-1. When the match finally began after the rain and storm, the reigning Wimbledon winners were up against stiff opposition in Errani and Pennetta.
Exchanging breaks late in the opening set, Hingis and Mirza took the decisive tenth game and only lost one more from there. The win earned them a sixth final since pairing up this spring. In 12 events together, they've reached the semifinals or better at nine.
Hingis and Mirza will play either No.4 seeds Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova - who outlasted the all-Russian No.12 seeds in Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova - or CoCo Vandeweghe and Anna-Lena Groenefeld, who upset No.5 seeds Caroline Garcia and Katarina Srebotnik earlier in the afternoon.