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Sania-Marti med ITF World Champions

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

London, Dec 22: The Intertiol Tennis Federation (ITF) on Tuesday med the Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Marti Hingis as the 2015 ITF women's doubles World Champions.

American Sere Williams and Serbian Novak Djokovic were med the women's and men's singles World Champions, respectively. Sere earned the title for the sixth time while this is the fifth occasion that Djokovic received the honour. Dutch Jean-Julien Rojer and Romania's Horia Tecau were announced as the men's doubles champions.

Marti has become an ITF World Champion 15 years after last being med as the title holder in singles in 2000.

Marti 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 tourments.

They won their last 22 matches from the start of the US Open through wins in Asia at Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing and the WTA Fils in Singapore, ending the year with a 55-7 record.

"It is a great honour to be med ITF women's doubles World Champions. Sania and I have enjoyed every minute of the season and we hope to continue in 2016 in the same fashion. We are set to join a long list of champions and it is a privilege to be recognised alongside them," Marti said.

On her part, Sania added: "I am very honoured to receive this award from the ITF after what has been a great year for me and Marti. 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." IANS

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