London, Dec 22 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Tuesday named Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis as the 2015 ITF women’s doubles World Champions.
Martina has become an ITF World Champion 15 years after last being named as the title holder in singles in 2000. Martina and Sania only joined forces in March but proved a force to be reckoned with this year, winning two Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon and US Open, and seven further tournaments.
They won their last 22 matches from the start of the US Open through wins in Asia at Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing and the WTA Finals in Singapore, ending the year with a 55-7 record.
“I am very honoured to receive this award from the ITF after what has been a great year for me and Martina. It is incredible that we have achieved so much in such a short time playing together. I am grateful to everyone that has helped me throughout my career and I hope that my success can inspire other girls in India,” Sania said.