Hingis, Mirza End Doubles Partnership


Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza have decided to end their doubles partnership following a poor recent run.

The pair enjoyed a trophy-laden 16 months in women’s doubles tournaments after teaming up for the first time at the Indian Wells Open last year.

Swiss Hingis and Indian Mirza, the self-styled “Santina” team, went on to claim 14 titles, including wins at Wimbledon, and the US and Australian Opens.Tennis LiveLiveDaniel Gimeno-Traver 1 v 1 *Hubert Hurkacz

However, their 41-match winning streak came to a halt at the Qatar Open in February and, although they won a title in Rome, they have failed to advance beyond the quarter-finals in their last four events.

“After three Grand Slam victories and 11 WTA doubles titles together, we have mutually agreed that we would each be open to playing with other players for the remainder of the season,” the pair said in a statement.

“Perhaps, because of our great past results, we have had very high expectations from our partnership and unfortunately did not get the results we desired recently.”

Former singles No 1 Hingis and Mirza will, though, reunite to defend their WTA Finals title in Singapore at the end of October.