Sania Mirza and Cara Black won doubles title of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore
Sania Mirza and Cara Black won the doubles title at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals after defeating defending champions Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-Wei, 6-1, 6-0.
Sania Mirza of India and Cara Black of Zimbabwe on 26 October 2014 won the doubles title of the BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. The winning Indian-Zimbabwean pair received 500000 US dollars as prize money.
In the title clash played on the hard-courts of the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the duo defeated defending champions Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-Wei of Taipei, 6-1, 6-0. It was the heaviest defeat ever witnessed in the end-of-season competition's doubles final which dates back to 1973, the year the WTA was founded.
This win was their fifth and biggest WTA doubles title together. Earlier they had won one Premier Mandatory title in Beijing in 2013, two other Premiers title in Tokyo in 2013 and 2014 and an International title in Oeiras in 2014.
However, this was the last tournament for Sania and Cara together as Cara wants to sit out in 2015 season. They teamed up at the end of 2013. Now, Sania will partner with Hsieh in other tournaments.
For Sania, it was her first doubles crown at the WTA finals, while this was the third victory for Cara at the season-ending championships, but with different partner Liezel Huber of the US in 2007 and 2008. 35-year-old Cara has appeared at 10 straight WTA finals between 2000 and 2009.