The Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis bagged another grand slam together when they defeated fourth seeded Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3 in the final to clinch the US Open doubles title.
The top seeds looked in complete control right from the start and took only 69 minutes to see off the Australian-Kazakh pair at the Arthur Ashe stadium. In the second set, duo of Dellacqua and Shvedova put up some fight, but the effort was just not enough. Sania’s forehand were coming in well with Martina bringing in her experience into play as they clinched the title in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. This was second grand slam title of the year for Sania and Martina after Wimbledon. The pair had not dropped a set throughout the tournament. For Sania, this was her fifth Major title (two doubles and three mixed doubles titles). Moreover, Sania’s partnership with Martina has helped her become the first Indian women’s player to be ranked World No.1 in the doubles rankings.
Sania has won the mixed doubles title last year with Brazilian Bruno Soares, but in the doubles category this is her first win at US open. For Martina, the tournament turned out to be a memorable win as she lifted her second trophy at the Flushing Meadows this year on Sunday, after bagging the mixed doubles crown on Friday with another Indian, Leander Paes. It was also the Swiss player’s fifth Grand Slam title this year. Sania and Martina entered the title round easing past Italian 11th seeds Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-1. Dellacqua-Shvedova defeated unseeded German-American pair of Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 (3), 7-5, 7-5 to reach the final.