Sania Splits with Hsieh, to Partner Hing is

Published: 03rd March 2015 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd March 2015 06:06 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: After just two months of partnership, Sania Mirza has decided to split with Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Su-Wei. Sania, who is currently ranked No 5 in the world, will now pair with nine-time singles Grand Slam winner Martina Hingis of Switzerland. Hingis recently won the Australian Open mixed doubles title with India’s Leander Paes. The 34-year-old is currently ranked No 7 in the world.

Sania chose Hsieh as her partner after previous Cara Black of Zimbabwe announced her retirement. But according to the 28-year-old, the results with the Taipei player were not encouraging. “My results with Hsieh have not been extraordinary in the five tournaments we have played since January. Hsieh is not feeling comfortable while playing on the advantage court and feels she’s struggling to make the adjustment. I tried playing on the backhand side in Doha and we did reach the final but I feel I’m unable to play my best from the advantage court when we are playing against the top teams of the world. I will now be partnering Martina, who is one of the most experienced players on the circuit and is an advantage court specialist as well,” she said.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp