Cincinati Masters final: Weeks after splitting, Sania Mirza – Martina Hingis to clash against each other

Although the pair are no longer together, they will still play the year-end WTA event for which they have qualified in Singapore in October.

Updated: Aug 21, 2016, 13:04 PM IST
Cincinati Masters final: Weeks after splitting, Sania Mirza – Martina Hingis to clash against each other

New Delhi: Weeks after they split as mixed doubles pair, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis will once again hit the court, albeit with different partners.

In the final of women's doubles in Cincinati Masters, while Sania will pair Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic, the Swiss will be seen pairing up with new American partner CoCo Vandeweghe.

While Hingis, who along with Bacsinszky won silver in the Rio doubles for Switzerland after losing in the final to Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia, Sania failed to win a medal in mixed doubles.

Although the pair are no longer together, they will still play the year-end WTA event for which they have qualified in Singapore in October.

Sania became world number one in partnership with Martina when they won the Charleston event. Sania also enjoyed her first ever women's doubles Grand Slam title by winning the Wimbledon in company of Martina. Later, the pair also won the 2015 US Open.

Sania and Martina had carried their red hot form into the 2016 season by winning four events on the trot, including the Australia Open, their third Grand Slam together.

They stitched together an incredible 41 match winning streak which ended this year in February at Doha where they lost to Russians Elena Vesnina and Daria Kasatkina.

However, for a world number one pair, the results in the last five months have not been encouraging. After winning four titles at the start of the season, they have managed to win only one title (Rome) after that in three finals.

They also failed to defend their Wimbledon crown. Last month's Montreal event happened to be their last tournament together, where they lost in the quarterfinals.

In all they won 14 titles, including three Majors, together in 16-month long partnership. The Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati will begin on August 15.

(With PTI inputs)