Tennis - Hingis back in major doubles final after 12 years

Tennis - Hingis back in major doubles final after 12 years
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 02: (L-R) Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Flavia Pennetta of Italy react against Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia during their women's doubles quarterfinal match on Day Nine of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 2, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/AL BELLO)

- Martina Hingis turned back the clock to reach the US Open women's doubles final on Thursday, 12 years after her last run to a title match at the majors.

The Swiss 33-year-old and her Italian partner Flavia Pennetta made the championship match with a 6-3, 6-4 win over third seeds Sania Mirza and Cara Black, the India-Zimbabwe pairing.

Hingis last appeared in a doubles final at a Grand Slam in 2002 at the Australian Open where she won the title with Anna Kournikova, one of nine doubles crowns she captured during her heydey

"It's great to be out here again, I am enjoying every second and I really feel the energy of the crowd," said Hingis who also captured the 1998 doubles title in New York with Jana Novotna.

"I got goosebumps over the last three games."