Sania Mirza, after joining hands with Martina Hingis in the WTA circuit early last year, has been enjoying a great run in the doubles' competition all around the world, winning a number of titles. Now, the Indo-Swiss pair has added another feather in the cap as they have registered 29 victories on a trot, which is incredible in the ever-competitive circuit.
Sania-Hingis achieved this feat after defeating Raluca Olaru and Yaroslava Shvedova 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 in the semifinals of the ongoing WTA Sydney Internationals on Thursday, and have hence, reached the finals as well. The top seeds had matched Puerto Rican Gigi Fernandez and Belarus' Natasha Zvereva record of 28 victories when the Indo-Swiss pair defeated Chen Liang and Shuai Peng in the quarter finals of the competition on Wednesday.
However, the Indo-Swiss pair are quite far off from breaking the world record, which belongs to the pair of Martina Navratilova and Pam Shiver, who won an incredible 109 matches on a trot, as reported by WTA official website. They were one of the best doubles pairs the world has seen.
The Indo-Swiss pair may, however, beat the 44-match record, which was set in 1990 by Jana Novotna and Helena Sukova, which has not been broken for the last 26 years,
If Sania-Hingis continue their dominance in the WTA circuit and play like the way they have been doing so of late, there is no reason why the Indo-Swiss pair cannot break this record. However, Navratilova and Shiver's record looks distant now.
If they are to even break the 44-match record of Novotna and Sukova , Sania and Hingis need to win the Sydney International final and the first grand slam of the year, Australian Open, which is set to start from Monday, and a few other titles as well.
Apart from their title winning performances, it is their chemistry on the court, which stands tall. They have their broad smiles intact throughout the game and even pass smiles to one another when the other makes a silly mistake. From such instances, one can come to a conclusion that they are enjoying the game.
When on song, which they are mostly, they make doubles play look like child's play. Sania, with her game from the baseline, and Hingis, who possesses an incredible game at the net, are an ideal combination, which has made their opponents look helpless on the court.