ST. PETERSBURG: World No 1 pair of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza got the better of Vera Dushevina and Barbora Krejcikova in straight sets 6-3, 6-1in the final of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy, here on Sunday to win their fourth title of 2016 and their 40th straight match on the WTA tour.
With this win the Indo-Swiss pair has now won 13titles, including wins in Brisbane, Sydney and Australian Open before winning St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy title this year.
“SanTina” are now very close to surpassing the record wins of Jana Novotna and Helena Sukova who won 44 matches in a row in 1990. However, the reigning Wimbledon, US Open, and Australian Open champions will have to do a lot to break the record of 109 wins held by Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver in 1983.
“We're obviously very happy to win another title but now that we're coming closer and closer to the next target of 44, we can’t help but think about,” Mirza said after the final.
Meanwhile, Martina Hingis twitted, “#40 victories and going! #10 tournaments in a row! #Santina.”