Tennis stars Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza on August 11 confirmed that they were indeed splitting up but set the records straight that it was not due to personal differences but due to high expectations and poor results.
The duo, who were popularly labeled as ‘Santina’ took their social media accounts so as to explain the reasons behind the split, but both made it clear that they still had ‘wonderful personal relationship’ and would even pair up again.
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
While Martina took to Instagram to set the record straight, Mirza posted the same reply via her Twitter account.
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 10, 2016
The news about them splitting up had hit headlines on August 10 and had given rise to speculation that the split was due to personal differences.
In their 16 months partnership, the duo had taken the tennis world by storm and won nine titles, including three Grand Slam together.