NEW YORK -- Martina Hingis will play in the US Open women's doubles final for the first time since winning the 1998 title.
Hingis, who turns 34 on Sept. 30, ended her latest retirement to play doubles last year. She has won nine Grand Slam titles in doubles and five in singles.
Hingis' only US Open doubles championship came 16 years ago, when her partner was Jana Novatna.
"That was a while back," Hingis said.
She and Pennetta played in three tournaments together leading up to the US Open.
"With Flavia, I feel really comfortable being out there," Hingis said. "I think that's the key to success."
The Russians own one Grand Slam doubles title as a pairing, from last year's French Open.
Makarova will face Serena Williams in the US Open singles semifinals Friday.