Sydney, Jan 13: Sania Mirza and Marti Hingis clinched their 28th consecutive victory to equal the record for most wins in a row in women’s doubles with a straight sets triumph in the quarter-fils of the Sydney Intertiol tennis tourment here on Wednesday.
The Indo-Swiss combition overcame the Chinese pair of Chen Liang and Shuai Peng 6-2, 6-3 to enter the semi-fils and keep on track for their second title of the year.
They have thus pulled level with Gigi Fernández and tasha Zvereva, who won 28 consecutive matches in 1994 to set the present record.
Sania and Marti hardly broke sweat, breaking their opponents’ serve twice to win the first set easily.
The top seeds were a bit erratic in the second set, wasting seven break points. But they did mage to break the Chinese pair twice, which proved to be enough.
Sania and Marti, who are currently the top ranked team in women’s doubles, have won 10 titles together. They won titles at Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, Wimbledon, US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing and WTA Fils in 2015. They have already notched up a title win this year, winning the Brisbane Intertiol last week. (IANS)