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Mirza - Hingis storm into Australian Open final; Tomorrow they face each other!

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Nine-time Australian Open champion Martina Hingis, stayed on course for making it to double digits at her favourite Grand Slam event as she and Indian ace Sania Mirza registered their 35th straight win together to advance to the finals of the Australian Open Women's Doubles.

Mirza and Hingis, the reigning Wimbledon and US Open champions, are yet to lose a match this year, winning titles in Brisbane and Sydney en route to playing here in Melbourne at the Australian Open, and are on an incredible winning run at present.

The duo were in exceptional form this evening, crushing the rather unlucky 13th seed Julia Goerges and Karolina Pliskova in straights 6-1, 6-0 to storm into the Australian Open final.

The match started on an even keel with Mirza an Pliskova holding serve and Hingis finding herself in deep trouble down 0-40 in her opening service game. The 'Swiss Miss' saw off those three break points and then another to eventually hold serve, and from that point on it was one way traffic as Mirza-Hingis rattled off 11 games in a row to seal a comfortable win.

Mirza served out the match, sealing it on her fourth match point after a late spate of errors in an otherwise perfect performance from the 29 year old Indian.

While Mirza will be searching for her maiden Australian Open Women's Doubles title, Hingis will be going after her fifth, though her last win here in the Women Doubles came way back in 2002, partnering fellow 'Spice Girl' Anna Kournikova.

Mirza-Hingis will face the no.7 seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic in the Final. Mirza-Hingis have beaten the Czech duo in their only previous meeting en route to the title in Singapore last year.

Before that Mirza and Hingis will square off against each other in the Mixed Doubles Quarter-finals tomorrow with Hingis partnering Mirza's compatriot Leander Paes, while Mirza will be teaming up with Croatia's Ivan Dodig. Mirza and Dodig are the top seeds, while Hingis - Paes are unseeded despite winning three Grand Slams last year, including the Australian Open!