Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis confirm split; will play tour end finals together

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Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis confirm split; will play tour end finals together

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SportsCafe Desk

08/11/2016

World No.1 duo of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis confirmed on Thursday their decision to end the successful doubles partnership after 3 Grand Slam victories and 11 WTA titles. However, the Mirza and Hingis will return together for the end-of-season WTA championships in Singapore in October.

After they joined hands at the Indian Wells back in 2015 March, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis went through a dominant run of form as they won a total of 14 WTA titles, including the Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. The World No.1 duo also managed a 41-match unbeaten run in this period, before hitting a lean patch, which saw them face exits early at the Miami Open and the Indian Wells. Mirza and Hingis went into the French Open aiming for a career slam, but a third round exit ended their hopes. At the Wimbledon, this year, they crashed out in the quarters.

With the duo failing to produce their past heroics in the last few months, Mirza and Hingis announced their decision to go separate ways. They announced their decision on Thursday in a joint statement posted on social media.

Mirza is likely to partner Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic for the remainder of the regular season, while Hingis will join hands with Coco Vandeweghe of the United States. However, the duo have agreed to return together for the end-of-season WTA championships in Singapore in October to defend their title. Mirza and Hingis were the first team to qualify for the event, where the top-8 women's doubles teams compete.

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