Rome: The top-ranked women's doubles, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won the Rome title in the Italian Open. India’s Sania Mirza and her partner Martina Hingis defeat Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova in the final of Italian Open on Sunday.
The Indo-Swiss combination beat the Russian opponents 6-1, 6(5)-7, 10-3 for their first title in the Italian capital in one hour and 30 minutes.
This was the fifth title of the season for Sania and Martina. They had won at Sydney, Brisbane, Australian Open and St Petersburg earlier in the season. This is also their first clay court title. Winning the Rome Masters boosted their confidence ahead of the French Open which starts next week.
With the victory, Hingis and Mirza also captured their 14th women's doubles title together. It was also their first title win since the end of their incredible 41-match winning streak in Doha in February.