Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, the World's No.1 doubles pairing, clinched their first clay title of the season as they bested Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova in three tight sets in the Rome Masters final.
The Indo-Swiss pair prevailed 6-1, 6(5)-7, 10-3 in an hour and 30 minutes to take their fifth title of 2016.
They had previously collected victories in Sydney, Brisbane, Australian Open and St. Petersburg. Sania and Martina will next feature in the French Open, the second major of the year, that starts next week.
This was also the first title win for the duo following the termination in February, in Doha, of their 41-match winning streak.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:59 PM IST