Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis win 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy

Ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis have won the 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy in the women’s doubles category.

In the final match played at Brisbane (Australia), the top seeded duo defeated German pair of Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic by 7-5, 6-1 score.

Key facts

  • It was sixth title in a row of Indo-Swiss pair after the US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing and WTA Finals in the women’s doubles category.
  • With this win, they have recorded 26-match winning streak together. The last doubles team to win more than 25 consecutive matches was Gigi Fernandez (Puerto Rico) and Natasha Zvereva (Belarus) who had notched up 28 straight victories in 1994.

Women’s Singles Title

  • Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) has won the 2016 WTA Brisbane International tennis trophy in the Women’s Singles Category. In the final match she defeated Angelique Kerber of Germany by 6–3, 6–1 score.

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