A tenth final of the year -- eight of which they have won – Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis will want to sign off on a ridiculously successful season by clinching the WTA Tour Finals title with victory in the finale on Sunday in Singapore.
Everything the Indian-Swiss pair has touched, since becoming a partnership, has turned into gold, with the highlights being the Wimbledon and US Open titles.
Sania and Hingis have cruised, for the most past, in this WTA Tour finals, with their latest win coming against Chan Hao-Ching and Chan Yung-Jan, which the world number one pair won 6-4, 6-2.
"On the court I feel very fortunate to have Sania on my side because she's an incredibly positive person," an always-beaming Hingis was quoted as saying by the official WTA website after the straight-set victory, which was picked up quite early in Singapore on Saturday. "When I get myself down, I'm not really a morning person, so she was out there and kept fighting and kept keeping me up there. That's why we were able to come back in the first set.
"Once I felt better, that's when everything started to click. They're a great team, so they've always come out strong in the past six matches that we played them. And they know how to play against us."
Sania, who won the title here last year with Cara Black, believes such is the chemistry and understanding between the two at the moment, that even during hard times, they always back each other to find a way through, much like they did in the first set, before going into holiday mode in the second.
"We came out with a strategy against them," Sania said. "It's very different to what we played against players like yesterday who have more power, different strategy. We kind of have to stick to our guns, stick to what we have planned. We have to trust our abilities. That's what really takes us through a lot of the times, is that trust in each other's ability. We know sooner or later we're going to break.
"It happened at 3-2. If it didn't happen there, we would still keep fighting to make it happen."
Next up for the pair is a final against the Spaniards Garbine Muguruza, who went down in the semifinals in the singles draw, and Carla Suarez Navarro. As good a singles player Muguruza is turning into, the Wimbledon finalist will need to bring her A-game, along with her partner, and then a little more after that, if they are to stop Sania and Hingis from capping off an incredible season in style.
TV and live streaming information
The WTA Tour Finals women's final is scheduled for a 3.30 pm local time (1 pm IST, 7.30 am GMT) start. Unofrtunately, there will be no live TV coverage in India. Ten Sports is scheduled to show only the women's singles final live (they might change their minds with Sania and Hingis playing in the final). However, viewers in India, and from around the world, can watch the women's doubles final -- Sania Mirza/Martina Hingis vs Garbine Muguruza/Carla Suarez Navarro -- live on the WTA website, via Tennis TV.