Sania Mirza ends U.S. Open with doubles title

Top seeds Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza beat Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova to win the U.S. Open doubles title on Sunday, September 13, 2015 and cap off a perfect visit to Flushing Meadows, New York.

At 34 years old and already a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Hingis paired with  Sania Mirza of India to beat Casey Dellacqua of Australia and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-3 in the final.

Hingis, the Swiss former-world number one and her Indian partner Mirza, tore through the doubles tournament without dropping a set to claim back-to-back grand slams after their victory at Wimbledon.

It has been a productive and busy visit to New York for Hingis who also captured the U.S. Open mixed doubles title with India’s Leander Paes.

Having only joined forces in March, Mirza and Hingis have enjoyed a successful partnership reaching six finals in 12 events and winning two majors.

After easily taking the first set Hingis and Mirza broke to open the second and apart from a late wobble were never really threatened by the Australian Dellacqua and Kazakhstan’s Shvedova.

For Hingis it was her second U.S. Open doubles title coming 17-years after she won her first in 1998 with Jana Novotna.

“With all the pressure on us, all the time, we’re really happy to come through,” Mirza said. Mirza thinks her victory will be a big deal back home in India. “It has been a great year for us,” Mirza said.

“To win Wimbledon was a great year. Then to come back and back it up to win the US Open, we feel like we’re a really solid team. And we came through again today. Grand Slams mean a lot, but obviously being a woman and being the first one to be able to achieve everything that I’m achieving is amazing for, not just India, for Indian women, but for Indian sports, for women to pick up sports in the country and that side of the world,” she said. “So I hope they’re proud.”

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