Martina hingis and Sania Mirza won their first match as a pair since splitting in August, defeating Chang yung-Jan m and Chan hao-ching, 7-6(10), 7-5, to reach the semifinals at the bnp Paribas wta finals 2016 and help keep Mirza's hopes of finishing 2016 at World No.1 alive.
"It's great to be back in Singapore," Mirza said during their on-court interview. "It's also great to be back with Martina, and it's good to get that win."
The team formerly known as "Santina" started the season as the team to beat, riding a 41-match winning streak into the Middle East Swing and winning their third straight Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.
Splitting in August, Hingis and Mirza vowed to defend their WTA Finals crown at year's end, and the two were true to their word come Friday afternoon.
"Our bond is what made us so strong, to win those tough points in the past," Hingis said. "No matter how you play, or what's happening on the court, you have to work through the tough moments and get the momentum going. It's been two months since we were last on court together, and it was great to be back out there with Sania."