Madrid Open: Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis enter final; on course for fifth title of 2016

Sania and Martina have already won titles in Sydney, Brisbane, Australian Open and St Petersburg this season.

Last Updated: May 06, 2016, 18:31 PM IST
Madrid Open: Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis enter final; on course for fifth title of 2016

New Delhi: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and Swiss legend Martina Hingis made short work of Vania King and Alla Kudryavtseva to make the final of Madrid Open on Friday.

The top-seeded Indo-Swiss women's doubles team took little over 50 minutes to dismantle the American-Russian pair for a 6-2, 6-0 victory in Madrid clay court tournament.

Today's win put the world's top doubles team a game shy of it's fifth title of the calendar year 2016. This is also SanTina's second successive final after Stuttgart, where the pair finished runners-up.

After their incredible run, that included nine title victories on the trot, Sania and Martina have lost to only four teams and Vania and Alla are one of them.

Sania and Martina had lost to the American-Russian combine in the second round of Indian Wells but did not give them any chance today, trampling them over in just 50 minutes.

However, the top seeds did not allow their opponents to hold their serve even once in the opening set today. If the unseeded pair got to the board, it was because the top seeds dropped serve twice.

In the second set, Sania and Martina cruised to a 4-0 lead after breaking Vania and Alla in the second and fourth games respectively.

They will now challenge fifth seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic for the title. Carolina and Kristina ousted eighth seeds Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova 6-2 6-3 in the other semifinal.

Sania and Martina have already won titles in Sydney, Brisbane, Australian Open and St Petersburg this season.