Australian Open: Sania-Hingis register 33rd consecutive victory

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 25, 2016 12:58 IST
Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza react after winning a point during their third round match. (AP Photo)

The top seeded pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis continued their brilliant run after defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova and Roberta Vinci 6-1 6-3 in the 3rd round of Australian Open in Melbourne on Monday.

Both the pairs earned as many as six break point chances in the first set but the difference was that the top seeds were able to convert two, which won them the set, while the Russian-Italian pair failed at it.

The Indo-Swiss pair, dubbed ‘SanTina’, were easily the dominant pair in the first set, winning 39 points out of which 15 were winners.

Though Kuznetsova and Vinci managed to break Mirza and Hingis once in the second set, the world’s highest ranked pair were able to break the all European combine twice more to easily clinch the set and match and progress to the quarters where they will face German-American 12th seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Coco Vandeweghe for a place in the semis.

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