Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Martina Hingis wins 100th career title with Madrid win

If you blinked, you might have missed them: At the WTA Premier Mandatory tournament in Madrid this past weekend, the top two seeded teams—Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Lucie Safarova and Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina—both lost their opening matches.

That opened things up for the third-seeded pairing of Yung-Jan Chan and Martina Hingis, who took home the title with a straight-sets win over Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova. It’s Chan and Hingis’ second title of the year after winning in Indian Wells. The two—newly partnered this year—were facing a team coming off a title in Prague the previous week.

This was Hingis’ 100th career title between singles and doubles. (She’s also won five mixed-doubles titles, all of which came at majors.) It was cause for celebration, and this pair could be going for another title—post-victory dance champs—that would threaten the reign of Team Bucie.

Hingis, 36, won her first doubles title all the way back in 1995. (Her first singles title came a year later.)

Chan, 27, has won 20 doubles titles in her 13-year career.

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