WUHAN, China: It’s been an astonishing year for Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza, as the Indian-Swiss pair went on beat to Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu in straight sets to win their seventh WTA doubles title of the year at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.
They dropped serve three times and had to battle back from a 2-0 deficit in the second set, but at the end of the day the No.1-seeded Hingis and Mirza were just too strong in just about every department, needing just 69 minutes to beat unseeded Romanians Begu and Niculescu for the title, 6-2, 6-3.
The Swiss-Indian pairing now have seven WTA doubles titles together this year - Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, Wimbledon, the US Open, Guangzhou and now Wuhan. They've won their last three tournaments in a row - US Open, Guangzhou and Wuhan - and their last 13 matches in a row, too.
Hingis now has 48 WTA doubles titles to her name while Mirza collected her milestone 30th.