New year, same good form: Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis start 2016 in character with pretension in Brisbane

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Brisbane, Australia: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis carried a prevalence of 2015 into a new season, winning their sixth uninterrupted pretension by lifting a WTA Brisbane prize on Saturday.

The tip seeds quelled a plea of German wildcards Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic 7-5 6-1 in small 69 minutes.

Sania and Martina, a universe series one team, have now stitched a 26-match winning strain together, that has brought them 6 titles in a quarrel during a US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing, WTA Finals and now in Brisbane.

It is a longest winning strain given Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci’s 25 in a quarrel in 2012. Sara and Roberta had won 5 titles in a row, during Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, a French Open and ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis.. APSania Mirza and Martina Hingis.. AP

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis.. AP

The tip seeds drew a initial blood by violation a rivals in a second diversion yet a fun was ephemeral as Kerber and Petkovic reeled off 4 true games to take a 4-2 lead in a opening set.

Sania and Martina yet were not perturbed, carrying defused such situations many times in a final few months. They went about their business quietly and easy a relation with another break.

Soon it was 4-4 and a Indo-Swiss multiple hold a ninth game, forcing Kerber and Petkovic to offer underneath vigour and sojourn alive in a set. The unseeded group yet did not moment and stayed plain to make it 5-5.

Kerber and Petkovic again served during 5-6 to widen it to a tie-breaker yet offering dual mangle chances to Sania and Martina and a tip seeds thankful on second to nose ahead.

The tip seeds tranquil a diversion improved in a second set, racing to a 3-0 lead by violation their rivals in a second game.

It was a cakewalk for them from there, losing usually one diversion before shutting a compare in their favour.

PTI

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