A year to remember: Santina on top of the world
Originally published on 29/12/15 00:00
The all-conquering Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza – otherwise known as #Santina (Google it!) – won nine titles together in 2015, sweeping up trophies at Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, Wimbledon, the US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing and the WTA Finals in Singapore.
Hingis also won Grand Slam mixed titles with Indian legend Leander Paes in Melbourne, Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows for good measure.
Mirza became the first Indian woman to be ranked world No.1 in tennis after the pair won a third title together in Charleston, while Hingis finishes the year as part of the world No.1 doubles team, 16 years after ending 1999 as one half of the world's best doubles team with Anna Kournikova.
The pair were the first team to win nine titles in a single season since Cara Black and Liezel Huber won 10 in 2008.
This is an edited excerpt from "2015: A Year to Remember" in tennishead Volume 6 Issue 6. Subscribe to the magazine today or purchase a gift subscription – just £29 including UK delivery. We'll email you a gift voucher to print off to give to the recipient and deliver the new issue after Christmas.