It has been a boost for Sania Mirza and her career in tennis that she has been chosen to be honored with the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award. It is no wonder that she continued to top in the Australian Open on Wednesday, the day after listening about the honoring. The combination of Sania and Martina Hingis did win over the team consisting of Karolina Pliskova and Julia Georges at Rod Laver which was the checkpoint for entering their third consequential finals round of Grand Slam doubles.
It was a great view for the audience as the pair gave a competition and took no more than an hour to take over the German-Czech duo with a score of 6-1 as well as 6-0. The “Santina” couple took an easy win against their rivals for two times in about 27 minutes. They also routed the 13th seeds during the second set and possessed a bagel.
Their finals will be against the seventh seeds Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova which took a win against the unseeded Chinese pair Saisai Zheng and Yi-Fan Xu with scores 3-6, 6-3 and 6-1.
Hingis and Mirza were awarded the Wimbledon, the US Open titles as well as the season during the ending of WTA finals and have been the prevailing toppers of the circuit during 2015. Ever since then, the trend has been flowing to reach today’s semi-final. They also bagged for themselves several titles at Sydney and Brisbane International events that were held before Australian Open Campaign.
Sania was also renowned as an awardee of the Padma Bhushan award and the same was announced during the 67th Republic day observation of India, on the 26th of January.
Sania will be teaming up with Ivan Dogic against the tennis legendary Leander Paes and also Hingis during the mixed-doubles sessions in the quarter final levels. It is to be noted that the Paes-Hingis couple are unseeded while Sania-Dogic are seeds of a higher order.