After two championships at the Indian Wells and the Miami Open, Martina Hingis with 28-year-old Indian tennis player, Sania Mirza continues to crown in the Family Circle Cup (Charleston) for the women’s doubles.
Hingis and Mirza took only 57 minutes to beat Casey Dellacqua- Darija Jurak 6-0, 6-4 in the clay court final. The title earned them $ 731,000 in prize money. But not only that.
With Hingis first, Sania won another 470 points, thereby bringing the total score of the WTA rankings to 7965. This score helped Sania surpass the players Sara Errani (7640) and Roberta Vinci (7640) to climb to a high position. the most in the WTA Women’s Top players ranked in the doubles content.
“When you were little and started playing tennis, you always dreamed of being the best player in the world. It was anyone’s dream. I feel really honored to have the highest position, that is the goal that I spend my career and my life to strive for, I hope that my achievement will help the girls in tennis industry believe that nothing is impossible. Success if you really pay attention and strive for it, “shared Mirza after the game.
Before Sania, only three Asian female players achieved this feat. That is, Ai Sugiyama of Japan, Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan. In the late 1990s, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhuapthi were the two male tennis players from India to reach the No. 1 position in men’s doubles.
Mirza has been playing tennis since she was 6 and entered professional competitions in 2003. In the singles category, she was the first Indian tennis player to win the WTA title in 2005. In the same year, Mirza won the highest achievement in the round of 4 US Open. Injury continued to block Mirza’s progress in the singles event.
The joy of the Indian fans is present in the stands
However, when it came to the content of doubles, success quickly came to this girl born in 1986. She became the first Indian tennis player to win a Grand Slam when she partnered with Mahesh Bhupathi at the 2009 Australian Open. And now, with Hingis, the joy continues to come to Mirza.
The Family Circle Cup is the third consecutive title they have gotten together after Indian Wells and the Miami Open. These two players also lost only 3 sets in the last 14 matches.