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PHOTOS: Sania-Hingis extend winning run to 36 with Aus Open crown

Last updated on: January 29, 2016 15:03 IST
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The 'San-tina' juggernaut continues to roll.

The Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis overcame initial hiccups to beat the Czech duo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka and win the women's doubles crown at Australian Open on Friday.

The world No. 1 pair defeated their seventh seed opponents 7-6, 6-3 in under two hours to clinch their third title in Australia, having won in Brisbane and Sydney earlier this year.

This is their third major (2015 Wimbledon and US Open) and 12th doubles title together. It extended their winning streak to 36 matches.

- Congratulate Sania and Martina on their triumph

Here are some images from the final.

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IMAGE: Martina Hingis, right, cuts off a cross-court volley as Sania Mirza watches during the women's doubles final at the Australian Open on Friday. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters.

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IMAGE: Sania Mirza, right, and Martina Hingis react after winning the first set via the tie-breaker 7-6(1). Photograph: Reuters. 

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IMAGE: Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza react after sealing victory. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters.

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IMAGE: Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza celebrate after winning the final. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters.

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IMAGE: In winning their third Grand Slam title together the world No 1 pair extended their winning streak to 36 matches. Photograph: Reuters.

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IMAGE: Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza pose with the Australian Open women’s doubles trophy. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters.

- Congratulate Sania and Martina on their triumph

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