Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis extend winning streak to 41 matches, four wins away from breaking world record

While the talks of a career slam have already begun, not to forget, the Indo-Swiss pair is now just four wins away from breaking the world record for maximum consecutives matches won in women's doubles.

Updated: Feb 24, 2016, 12:55 PM IST
Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis extend winning streak to 41 matches, four wins away from breaking world record

Doha: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza along with her Swiss partner Martina Hingis survived a scare before pulling off a three-set win over the Chinese pair of Yi-Fan Xu and Saisai Zheng in the WTA Qatar Open.

With the win, the Indo-Swiss pair have extended their winning streak to 41 matches.

In a match that lasted for one hour and 24 minutes, the top seeds won 6-4 4-6 10-4 over the unseeded Chinese duo to enter the quarterfinals. They got a bye in the first round in the hard court USD 2,818,000 prize money tournament.

Sania and Hingis have together won four titles this year out of an overall trophy count of 13.

They started the year with wins in Brisbane and Sydney, before completing a hat-trick of Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open. The duo had won the St Petersburg Ladies title earlier this month.

While the talks of a career slam have already begun, not to forget, the Indo-Swiss pair is now just four wins away from breaking the world record for maximum consecutives matches won in women's doubles.

Back in 1990, the dynamic duo of Jana Novotna and Helena Sukova won a whopping 44 matches in a row.

On January 13, The World No. 1 pair overcame Chen Liang and Shuai Peng 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of Sydney International Tennis tournament to equal world record set by Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva in 1994 of winning 28 consecutive matches.