Indian ace Sania Mirza and Switzerland's Martina Hingis added the US Open women's doubles title to their Wimbledon crown in New York on Sunday.
The top-seeded Indo-Swiss team outplayed the fourth seed team of Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3 in the final, which never rose to great heights. The pair had won the Wimbledon title in July, defeating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6(7-4), 7-5 in the final.
Mirza now has five Grand Slam titles, two in women's doubles and three in mixed doubles. She won the Australian Open in 2009 and the French Open in 2012, with Mahesh Bhupathi. She also won the mixed doubles at last year's US Open, with Brazil's Bruno Soares.
In an extraordinary season, Hingis has won five Grand Slam titles this season, taking her overall number to 20. She won three titles with Paes and two with Sania.
“Congratulations, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on the phenomenal victory at the US Open. Your accomplishments make us proud,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.