US Open 2015: Saina Mirza and Martina Hignis win US open women’s doubles title

Pavan Suresh / 13 September 2015

Saina Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated Shevodva and Dellicuqua in the finals of the US open women’s doubles in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 just a few moments ago. It was a dominating performance by Saina Mirza and Martina Hingis who played some outstanding tennis.

Sania Mirza, who was opening with the serve, held her service and won the game giving 2 points to the opponent. The second game served by Dellacqua (Australia) was stretched twice for dues and finally won to equal at 1-1. The third game served by Martina Hingis, who won it easily giving just one point. Shvedeva’s (Kazakhstan) service was broken by good shots from Martina and the last point coming from a good rally finished by Sania. Sania’s first serve of in the fifth game went for a good rally, won by Dellacqua and partner but lost the second point. Sania quickly recovered to win the third point and to the fourth point and finally to hold the serve to lead 3-2. The sixth game was going alternate points till 30-30, but finally a wild hit led Martina and Sania to break the service to lead 4-2. Martina’s seventh serve game was also going neck to neck till 15-15, but the third point rally went on long to be won by Martina and Sania. A double fault by Martina took the score to 40-30, but the next point was taken by Martina and Sania to lead the set 5-2. The eighth game was held comfortably to reach 3-5 still in favour if Mirza and Hingis. In the tenth game, served by Sania, the first point was taken by the opponents, next point Martina and third point again by opponents and Martina and Sania equalled at 30-30. Sania’s net placement earned a point to lead 40-30 and Sania held her serve to win the first set at 6-3.

The second started by Dellacqua, Martina and Sania took a lead of 40-0, then put the ball into the net to take the score to 40-15 followed by another two good points to level at dues. Finally, Martina’s good placement led to Advantage to Martina and Sania who finally broke the service to lead 1-0. Martina’s service was held without any difficulty with some good rallies and finishes by Martina. The Kazak-Aussie pair held their second service by extending it to dues after leading 40-15 to close the gap to 2-1 games. Martina Hingis held her first serve of the second set, though gave away two points to level at 30-30 and taking last 2 points easily to lead 3-1. Australia and Kazakhstan pair held their serve of the fifth game to reach 2-3. Sania’s serve was also held easily to lead 4-2 in the sixth game of the set after a terrific rally for the last point that was finally put into the net. In the seventh game, Hingis and Sania led 40-0 and broke the service again to lead 5-2. In the eighth service game, by Martina, they gave away the first point but came back to equal at 15-15, only to give a point back as Sania put the ball into the net. The next point was hit wide by Martina and finally their first service was broken to take the score to 5-3 games. The ninth game saw a good fight and rally between the two teams to equal the score at 30-30 and Australian and Kazak pair leading 40-30 as Sania put the ball into the net, but they came back to dues with good display of the game. Then the first advantage was taken by Australia-Kazakh pair but reverted to dues. A double fault by the opponents took Martina and Sania for match point, that was won by a good shot from Martina Hingis after a brief rally to win the set and the match.

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