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Wimbledon: Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis beat Ekaterina Makarova-Elena Vesnina to lift women's doubles title

12 years after turning Pro, 28-year-old Sania laid hands on her first women's doubles Major title when she and Hingis battled past second seed Russian team of Makarova and Vesnina 5-7, 7-6(4), 7-5 in a thrilling final.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:July 12, 2015, 2:48 AM IST
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Wimbledon: Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis beat Ekaterina Makarova-Elena Vesnina to lift women's doubles title
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India's tennis queen Sania Mirza created history by becoming the first female player from the country to win a women's doubles Grand Slam trophy as she clinched the Wimbledon title with Swiss partner Martina Hingis.

12 years after turning Pro, 28-year-old Sania laid hands on her first women's doubles Major title when she and Hingis battled past second seed Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7 7-6(4) 7-5 in a thrilling final.

In an interesting coincidence it was at these very historic courts that Sania had won women's doubles junior Wimbledon championship with Russian partner Alisa Kleybanova in 2003.

Sania had come close to winning a women's doubles Major in 2011 when she reached the French Open final with Elena Vesnina but ended up runners-up.

Already having a long list of firsts, Sania had become India's first woman player to win a Grand Slam when she won the Australian Open with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi in 2009. She later added French Open (2012 with Bhupathi) and US Open (2014 with Bruno Soares) to her mixed doubles collection.

It was a remarkable turn around for the top seeds as they were trailing 2-5 in the deciding set but made a stunning comeback to reel off five straight games to clinch the issue.

Vesnina was all fired up and her smashing volleys at the net put Sania and Hingis in a lot of trouble. The Russian was left distraught as she played out of her skin.

It was third time in recent times that Sania and Hingis played the two Russian in finals --Indian Wells and Miami -- and asserted their supremacy again.

Sania was broken in the very first game of the match when Vesnina hit a volley winner from the net but the top seeds immediately broke Vesnina to avoid falling behind. It was a remarkable lob from Hingis that gave them two break chances and they converted the second.

Sania and Hingis put tremendous pressure on the their rivals but the two Russians responded well and it was 5-5.

Hingis was broken in the 11th game at love after a terrific rally of powerful groundstrokes from left-handed Makarova. Vesnina pounced on one return from the Swiss and hammered the volley winner close to the body of Sania.

Makarova served for the set and it was Vesnina's smart play at the net that sealed them the opening set.

It was the first set that Sania and Hingis had dropped in this tournament.

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