Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis continued their rampaiging form and recorded a straight set victory in their opening match of the year-ending USD 7 million WTA Finals.
The Indo-Swiss combine, on a roll with eight tropies already in their cabinet this season, defeated sixth seeded American duo of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-4 6-2 in the red group of the round robin league format yesterday on the hard courts of the Singapore Indoor Stadium here.
A break of serve in the opening set was all what Sania and Martina needed to take the lead.
In the second set, Sania and Martina first saved six break points and then broke their American opponents twice to pocket the set and the match.
Sania had won the prestigious tournament last year with Zimbabwean Cara Black.