news Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 05:30
Sania Mirza combined with former world number one Martina Hingis late Saturday to win a thrilling women's doubles final in the 2015 edition of the Wimbledon championships. They beat Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7 7-6 (7-4) 7-5, BBC reported.The win marked a first Wimbledon title for Mirza, who is the number one-ranked female doubles player. Hingis is ranked second.Hingis was Wimbledon singles champion in 1997 and last appeared in a final at the All England Club in 1998, when she won the women's doubles. On Saturday, Mirza was making her first appearance alongside Hingis at a major doubles final and the pair combined to play their part in a match that thrilled the Centre Court crowd. After losing the first set, Hingis and Mirza edged a closely-fought second set in the tie-break and then came back from 5-2 down in the third, winning five successive games to secure the title. The 34-year-old Hingis also plays in the mixed doubles final on Sunday. With IANS

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