Friday, January 08, 2016

Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza reach finals of Brisbane International extend their match winning streak to 25

BRISBANE, Australia - Just days into the new season and they've already hit another milestone -Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza won their 25th match in a row at the Brisbane International on Friday.

Hingis and Mirza, the No.1-ranked team in the world and top seeds at the Premier-level tournament, faced some resistance - Andreja Klepac and Alla Kudryavtseva, the No.4 seeds, jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and, after dropping the first set, were a game away from winning the second set up 5-4.

But Hingis and Mirza did all the right things at all the right times and closed it out, 6-3, 7-5.

Hingis and Mirza's 25-match winning streak, which has brought them five titles in a row at the US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing and the WTA Finals, is the longest winning streak since Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci's 25 in a row in 2012 - the Italians also won five titles in a row, at Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, the French Open and 's-Hertogenbosch (the streak was snapped at Wimbledon).

To find the last doubles team to win more than 25 matches in a row you have to go all the way back to the 1994 season, when Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva rattled off 28 victories in a row.

The other semifinal, which took place later in the day, saw Anabel Medina Garrigues and Arantxa Parra Santonja square off against the German wildcard pairing of Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic.

Another year, another final. That's number 11 going all the way back to March of last year. 

Hingis won Brisbane last year with Sabine Lisicki this year she's back as the defending champ with a different partner. 

Who would have thought it. 

Congrats to both Martina & Sania on another milestone victory. 

Bring the title home ladies!. 

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