Tennis world went into a deep shock on Wednesday after Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis decided to end their astonishing partnership.
While a source close to Sania termed the separation as regular phenomena, many experts blamed the recent poor results behind the break-up.
Now, the Swiss Tennis great Martina took to Instagram to put an end to all the speculations and revealed the real reason behind their split.
She posted a picture of herself with Sania and captioned it as:
After three Grand Slam victories and eleven WTA doubles titles together, we have mutually agreed that we would each be open to playing with other players for the remainder of the season. Perhaps, because of our great past results, we have had very high expectations from our partnership and unfortunately did not get the results we desired recently. We would like to clarify that it was a totally professional decision based purely on our recent results. The professional decision has not and will not in any way affect the wonderful personal relationship that we continue to share. We also look forward to defending our title in the year-end WTA Finals in Singapore in October for which Santina has already qualified.We hope that this puts to rest some of the fabricated stories that have been doing the rounds in some sections of the media. Best Sania and Martina
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis took the tennis world by storm last year when they won nine titles including the year-end WTA championship.
Sania and the Swiss great began their partnership last year in March with a bang, winning three titles on the trot — at Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston.
Sania became world number one in partnership with Martina when they won the Charleston event. Sania also enjoyed her first ever women’s doubles Grand Slam title by winning the Wimbledon in company of Martina. Later, the pair also won the 2015 US Open.
Sania will now play with world number 21 Barbora Strycova from the Czech Republic while Martina has teamed up with CocoVandeweghe of the United States of America.