Brisbane: Sania Mirza and her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands had a superb start to the season as they lifted the WTA Brisbane International trophy with a come-from-behind win against Kveta Peschke and Anna-Lena Groenefeld here on Saturday.
The second seeded Indo-American pair erased the first set deficit to down the fourth seeded rivals 4-6 6-4 10-7 in the summit showdown of the USD 1,000,000 event.
It was Sania's first doubles title of the season while 15th of her career.
Sania and Mattek earned 470 ranking points each and shared USD 51,022 as prize money.
An excited Sania said that today's win would be a morale booster for the Australian Open starting later this month.
"It's a great start to the year and really exciting to beat some of the world's best doubles teams. I'm looking forward to playing the Australian Open and the rest of the year with Bethanie," she said.