Sania-Martina win Australian Open women’s doubles crown

Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) Top seeded women’s doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis overwhelmed Czech seventh seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-6 (1), 6-3 to win the Australian Open here on Friday.

It was the World No.1 women’s doubles team’s 36th consecutive win and third straight Grand Slam victory after they pocketed the Wimbledon and US Open last year. They also won the year-ending Women’s Tour Association (WTA) finals last year.

The Sania-Martina juggernaut, that began in August last year, showed no signs of abetting at the Melbourne Park. They continued their supreme form and grabbed their eighth successive title, and 12th overall, in 109 minutes.

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