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Sania –Hingins rise to occasion.

download (6)Tennis ace Sania Mirza gave Indian sports-lover another moment to cherish when she partnered with Swiss legend Martina Hingis to lift the women’s doubles title of the Miami Masters at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park on Sunday night.
Sania’s victory came a few days after badminton star Saina Nehwal briefly became the world number one after winning the Indian Open Super Series title last week.
Sania-Hingis won in straight sets 7-5, 6-1 against the second-seeded Russian duo of Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova.
An ecstatic Sania tweeted pictures of the trophy, one showing Hingis biting into the glassware and Sania poised to kiss it. “Champions in Miami…. title number 25,” the caption said.
It was Sania’s 25th career title and first at the Crandon Park while Hingis notched up her fourth victory in Miami and her 43rd doubles title.
The duo who have formed a new partnership, had achieved success at the Indian Wells this year. The Miami title shows a classy affair of the two sensations who look to rule tennis world in 2015.
In the summit clash, the top seeds were broken thrice in the first set but they managed to bounce back and took the first set 7-5. The second set was far easier in comparison with the two conceded just one game to finish the match in 66 minutes.
“I’m upset a little bit because this match was much closer for us [than at Indian Wells],” Makarova told MiamiOpen.com. “We were playing really great tennis and leading with two breaks. And then they started to play a little more aggressive and we lost our game a little bit,” she added.
Sania and Hingis will next have a crack the Family Circle Cup starting later week.