Ever since Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis decided to form a partnership in the women's doubles earlier this year, they have been a major force, winning a number of titles, which also includes Wimbledon.
Sania and Hingis have looked in stupendous form in the ongoing US Open, where they have not lost a single set in the competition, and have in fact cleaned up opponents like dust.
The same was witnessed in the third round of the doubles competition, when they took on the 13th seeded pair of Michaella Krajicek and Barbora Strycova, with the top seeds winning the match 6-3, 6-0.
The Indo-Swiss pair outclassed their opponents in each and every department, as Sania and Hingis fired 23 winners, including four aces. However, they also made 15 unforced errors, which they need to take care of in the business end of the competition.
Sania and Hingis, who are one of the favourites in the women's doubles, will face the ninth seeded Chinese Taipei pair of Yung-Jan Chan and Hao-Ching Chan in the quarters. The Taipei pair, who have been in solid form during the US Open, were tested in their third round clash against Irina-Camelia Begu and Raluca Olaru, who stretched them to three sets.
However, the biggest test for the Indo-swiss pair could come in the semifinals of the competition, where they could possibly face the third-seeded pair of Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic, who have been playing together in the circuit for some time, but are yet to win a Grand Slam title.
Sania and Hingis need to concentrate on what they do best – playing their natural and aggressive game – and not worry about their opponents.