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20 years after her first one, Martina Hingis is still winning Grand Slam titles

The Swiss player and her partner Sania Mirza cruised to victory at the Australian Open.

Martina Hingis with her partner Sania Mirza after victory this morning.
Martina Hingis with her partner Sania Mirza after victory this morning.
Image: Aaron Favila/AP/Press Association Images

MARTINA HINGIS AND Sania Mirza have beaten the seventh seeded combination of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka to claim the Australian Open women’s doubles title this morning.

The pair extended their unbeaten run to 36 matches as they added the year’s first Grand Slam to the Wimbledon and US Open titles they won last year.

Indeed, since coming together last spring, the pair have won 12 titles and were in typically dominant form this morning, claiming a 7-6, 6-3 straight sets victory at the Rod Laver Arena.

Today’s win comes nearly 20 years after Hingis picked up her first Gram Slam title when she partnered Helena Suková to win the women’s doubles title at Wimbledon in 1996 when she was just 15-years-old.

It is her 21st Grand Slam title in total and comes in a year she hopes to add an Olympic gold medal to her trophy cabinet when she partners Roger Federer in the mixed doubles in Rio.

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