Wimbledon doubles titles for India’s Mirza and Paes

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By Kersi Meher-Homji

Wimbledon 2015 was dominated by Serb Novac Djokovic, Swiss Roger Federer and America’s Serena Williams. Not to forget the antics of Australia’s “bad boy” Nick Kyrgios.

Indians did not go empty-handed. Partnering former Swiss great Martina Hingis, India’s Sania Mirza won the Ladies Double title. India’s veteran Leander Paes also lifted the Mixed Doubles title partnering Hingis.

Top seeded Hingis and Mirza beat second seeded E. Makarova (Poland) and Russia’s E. Vesnina 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 in the Ladies Doubles final.

In a one-sided final, seventh seeded Paes and Hingis convincingly defeated fifth seeded A. Peya (Austria) and T Baber of Hungary 6-1, 6-1 in Mixed Doubles.

In recent years Indians have not made a name for themselves in Singles events but to win two doubles titles is an achievement.

 

 

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