Sania: A very special victory

Sania Mirza, in a chat with Sportstar after winning the WTA Finals along with Martina Hingis, insisted that it was a very special victory because it re-endorsed the No. 1 ranking for the year.

Sania Mirza (right) and Martina Hingis celebrate their WTA Finals triumph. The pair will finish 2015 as World No.1.   -  Reuters

Sania and Hingis have won nine titles together in this season.   -  Reuters

Sania Mirza, in a chat with Sportstar after winning the WTA Finals along with Martina Hingis, insisted that it was a very special victory because it re-endorsed the No. 1 ranking for the year.

“It also highlights our complete domination ever since we paired up as a team in March this year,” she said.

“Trying to stay at No. 1 in the world for as long as possible and to continue to do well in the Majors is what we constantly aim for and we could not have hoped for a better finish to the year 2015 which has been truly phenomenal,” she added.

Reflecting on winning the WTA title last year, partnering Cara Black, and comparing it with Sunday’s win, Sania reminded that she and Cara had played two very tight matches in the quarterfinals and the semi-finals before breezing past their opponents in the final.

“But, this year, all our wins were emphatic and we dominated all the matches without dropping a set,” she added.

Hingis paid rich tributes to her partner stating that Sania just played out her mind by being everywhere on the court and getting everything back and playing incredible tennis.

“We really enjoy our bonding — both on and off the court. I repeat the chemistry between us is something which we can’t describe in words. It is a team effort no doubt,” Sania observed.

Sania takes pride in reminding that ever since she qualified for the WTA Finals last year for the first time, she has won eight consecutive matches in this year-ending prestigious event.

“This is something I am really proud of and I am glad that the efforts of my parents Imran and Nasima and the complete support of my friends and well-wishers have paid off in such a wonderful fashion.”

Sania said that she hopes to continue the dream run next year too.

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