Australian Open: Unplayable Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis pair enters 3rd successive Grand Slam final


New Delhi: A day after finding herself as one of the recipients of the prestigious Padma Bhusan award, Sania Mirza continued to rule the charts in the Australian Open on Wednesday.

The Indian tennis ace and her partner Martina Hingis beat Julia Goerges and Karolina Pliskova in straight sets at Rod Laver Arena to enter their third successive doubles Grand Slam final.

In the second women’s doubles semi-final, the Indo-Swiss pair took just under an hour to demolish the German-Czech pair 6-1, 6-0. Known as the ‘Santina’, the top seeds broke their rivals twice in the first set, which lasted 27 minutes before routing the 13th seeds in the second set for a bagel.

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