Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis To Reunite For WTA Finals
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis became the world's No. 1 doubles team before they split earlier this year
- Sania and Martina are reuniting to defend their WTA Finals title
- Sania and Martina had parted ways in August
- Sania and Martina have won 3 Grand Slam titles and 11 WTA titles together
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are reuniting to defend their WTA Finals title in Singapore this week. The Indo-Swiss pair had parted ways in August. The Indo-Swiss pair will play Chinese Taipei duo Hao-Ching Chan/ Yung-Jan Chan on Friday.
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis became the world's No. 1 doubles team after winning 41 matches on-the-trot. They won three grand Slam titles and 11 WTA titles since teaming up in 2015 at Indian Wells.
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis have been seeded second behind the French pair of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic. They are in the bottom half of the draw and will face Chinese Taipei team of Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan in their opening match, a quarterfinal.
After splitting with Martina, Sania teamed up with world number 21 Barbora Strycova from the Czech Republic. Martina chose Coco Vandeweghe of the United States of America as her new partner.
Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis started with a bang
Sania and the Swiss great began their partnership last year in March with a bang, winning three titles on the trot - at Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston.
Sania became world number one in partnership with Martina when they won the Charleston event. Sania also enjoyed her first ever women's doubles Grand Slam title by winning the Wimbledon in company of Martina. Later, the pair also won the 2015 US Open.
Sania and Martina had carried their red hot form into the 2016 season by winning four events on-the-trot, including the Australia Open, their third Grand Slam together.
They stitched together an incredible 41-match winning streak which ended this year in February at Doha where they lost to Russians Elena Vesnina and Daria Kasatkina.
However, for a world number one pair, the results in the last five months before they split were not encouraging. After winning four titles at the start of the season, they managed to win only one title (Rome) after that in three finals.
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis also failed to defend their Wimbledon crown.
(With PTI inputs)