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Sania-Martina bag 9th title of the year! Congratulate them!

Last updated on: November 01, 2015 17:04 IST

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis

IMAGE: : India's Sania Mirza, right, and Switzerland's Martina Hingis hold up the Martina Navratilova Doubles Trophy. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images for WTA

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis lifted their ninth title together this year beating the Spanish pair of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro to clinch the WTA Finals women's doubles trophy, in Singapore, on Sunday.

Before this, Sania and Martina had won eight titles (Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, Wimbledon, US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Beijing) and finished runner-up just once (Rome - falling to WTA Rising Stars Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic).

This triumph is especially huge for Martina as the trophy was her 50th WTA doubles title, a milestone only 15 players have reached (Martina Navratilova, Rosie Casals, Pam Shriver, Billie Jean King, Natasha Zvereva, Lisa Raymond, Jana Novotna, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Gigi Fernandez, Helena Sukova, Larisa Neiland, Cara Black, Rennae Stubbs, Wendy Turnbull and Liezel Huber).

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis

IMAGE: India's Sania Mirza and Switzerland's Martina Hingis celebrate defeating Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro and Garbine Muguruza in the doubles final match during the WTA Finals in Singapore. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The pair had already bagged 2015 WTA- Year-End No 1 doubles ranking on Saturday.

Sania, who won the WTA Finals last year with Cara Black, believes such is the chemistry and understanding between the two, that even during hard times, they always back each other to find a way through.

Congratulate Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis here!

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