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Sania Mirza wins US Open with Martina Hingis

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New York: Wimbledon champions Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis captured their second consecutive Grand Slam women’s doubles crown on Sunday,defeating Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3in the US Open 2015 final.

“It’s been a great year for me and and I am delighted to win US Open after Wimbledon Championship,” Sania told the media.

The Indian ace, who is always on the radar of critics, said her aim is to play good tennis and is not bothered about what people say.

“All I know is that I’ve helped a lot of people sell their newspapers and get TRPs up over my career. I am glad that people have got me so much of publicity out of absolutely no issues.

“I play tennis and I try and win. I play for myself and my country and for my family. I don’t get into who says what, I just answer with my racquet. I just play and that gives me the most joy,” she said.

Sania and Martina have reached finals in six of 12 tournaments together and the Indian ace says she gels well with the Swiss legend.

“Martina and I play very well together. I have a great chemistry with her. We are looking forward to Singapore (WTA Finals) as the No.1 team in the world,” Sania said.

They played with supreme confidence to win the tournament without dropping a set. It was Sania’s fifth Grand Slam triumph — two women’s doubles and three mixed doubles titles.

Sania’s partnership with Martina has helped her become the first Indian women’s player to be ranked world No.1 in the doubles rankings.

Sunday’s final was Sania’s first in the category at the US Open. She won the mixed doubles title last year with Brazilian Bruno Soares.

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