Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta win Wuhan Open

28 Sep

Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta won their maiden WTA doubles title together at at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open. They were finalists at US Open 2014.

” Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta  continued their late charge for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, winning their first WTA doubles title as a team at the Premier-level Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open with a victory over Cara Black  and Caroline Garcia.

Hingis and Pennetta looked fresh early on, and understandably so – they only played two full matches in four rounds going in, winning one by retirement and another by walkover. And both of their wins came in straight sets, too. The No.6-seeded Swiss-Italian combo stormed out to a 6-4, 5-3 lead.

The No.8-seeded Black and Garcia came alive from there, though. They fought off four match points en route to sneaking out the second set, 7-5, and built all kinds of leads in the ensuing match tie-break, like 4-1, 6-3, and – after losing those leads – even bringing up two match points up 9-8 and 10-9.

But Hingis and Pennetta fought both of those off, including a fantastic Pennetta backhand volley into the corner on the second one, and with one last big serve they closed it out, 6-4, 5-7, 12-10.

Hingis and Pennetta’s best results in four previous tournaments together were runner-up finishes at Eastbourne and the US Open, and they finally made it fifth time lucky here with their first WTA doubles title as a partnership. It was Hingis’ 39th individual WTA doubles title and Pennetta’s 16th.

And so their late push for the WTA Finals in Singapore continues – currently No.12 on the Road to Singapore doubles leaderboard, they will move just outside the Top 8 after this tournament. And with the Top 8 qualifying for the WTA’s crown jewel event, they’re coming alive at just the right time.”

Please see : http://www.wtatennis.com/news/article/4175378/title/hingis-pennetta-win-in-wuhan

Martina Hingis is a legend of the game is having a happy second innings in doubles with the talented Flavia Pennetta and said so during their run in US Open ” With Flavia, I feel really comfortable being out there. I think that’s the key to success.”  They are both former No.1 in doubles. I think with Hingis’s vibe, Pennetta might win a  singles slam going forward, that would be something wonderful, she already made it to quaters of US Open 2014 and semi- finals of US Open 2013, so anything is possible…

They also make a beautiful team and some pictures from Wuhan Open 2014.

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First WTA Title together,  Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open 2014, many more to follow..

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Both former No. 1 doubles players and formidable single players..

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Beautiful team ! My blog just got a little more beautiful..

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” We got a little bit tight in the end of the second set, but that’s normal in a final.It was just amazing to play doubles with Martina again. She’s a great partner and a great person. ( Flavia Penneta)

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” Our first time in Wuhan was amazing. Everything was perfect. We really enjoyed our week.”  ( Flavia Penneta)

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” First, I want to say Xie Xie Wuhan.I really want to thank everybody for coming out here for the final.” ( Martina Hingis)

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“There aren’t many places I can say I’m coming to for the first time in my 20 years of playing. And I really loved this tournament. I really enjoyed every moment. It’s just been a fantastic week. The city is really pretty and it was just a wonderful event.” ( Martina Hingis)

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Congragulations and Good Luck Martina Hingis and Flavia Penneta for the next tournament. Hope they win a slam together!

All quotes are from : http://www.wtatennis.com/news/article/4175378/title/hingis-pennetta-win-in-wuhan

All Images : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.908995235795952.1073741895.150487034980113&type=1

Hope you like the beautiful journey of Martina Hingis and Flavia Penneta in womens doubles and hope you have a easy Sunday my friends!

Thank you!

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