Sania-Martina duo creates World record, wins 29 straight matches.

Sania Mirza and her partner Martina Hingis created World record by winning their 29th women’s doubles match in a row, they broke a 22-year-old world record to enter into the women’s doubles final of the WTA Sydney International, here on Thursday.

 When Romanian Raluca Olaru and Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova were leading in the match the World No. 1 pair concluded closely-fought semi-final match with 4-6 6-3 10-8. They surpassed the pair of Puerto Rican Gigi Fernandez and Belarus’ Natasha Zvereva, who won 28 matches during their successful pairing back in 1994.
This Indo-Swiss pair is on a winning spree since 2015 when they won nine titles which included the Wimbledon, US Open and concluded the year by winning WTA finals. 2016 has also started on a fabulous note as they have now made it to the second straight final, having won the Brisbane International last week. A win in the final will be their 11th WTA title together.

The semi-final went on for an hour and 31 minutes. The two teams traded three breaks each but the Olaru-Shvedova pair broke their opponents for the fourth time to clinch the set by 6-4 margin. Trailing by one set Sania and Martina came back strongly to break the opposition’s serve twice and also won 76 percent of points on their first serve as they clinched the set 6-3.

Match went into super tie-breaker, both the teams successfully held their service points but Olaru and Shvedova’s double fault at a crucial stage turned the match in favor of World champs Sania-Martina.

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