1 Apr 2014

Hingis wins first title in seven years

10:50 am on 1 April 2014

The former world tennis number one Martina Hingis has won her first title in seven years.

The Swiss player combined with German partner Sabine Lisicki to win the Sony Open doubles title in Miami, beating the Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

It's Hingis's title first since winning the doubles in Doha in 2007.

Since retiring in 2007, Hingis, a former world number one, has flirted with a doubles comeback.

Last year she attempted a return with Daniela Hantuchova but found little success, winning just three of five matches and falling in the first round of the US Open.

Hingis launched a second comeback this season, losing in the first round of Indian Wells, but looked right at home on the Miami hardcourts.