PM Modi, President Mukherjee honour Sania Mirza after Wimbledon triumph

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee currently congratulated tennis star Sania Mirza for apropos a initial Indian to win a Wimbledon women’s doubles pretension with her Swiss partner Martina Hingis.

Switzerland's Martina Hingis (L) and India's Sania Mirza (R) poise with a winner's trophies. AFPSwitzerland's Martina Hingis (L) and India's Sania Mirza (R) poise with a winner's trophies. AFP

Switzerland’s Martina Hingis (L) and India’s Sania Mirza (R) poise with a winner’s trophies. AFP

“Well played Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza. You played wonderful tennis and purebred a illusory win during Wimbledon. We are unapproachable and really happy,” a Prime Minister pronounced in a statement.

The President, on a other hand, tweeted his appreciation for a duo.

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also congratulated the Indo-Swiss pair.

Twelve years after branch Pro, 28-year-old Sania laid hands on her initial women’s doubles Major pretension when she and Hingis battled past a second seeded Russian group of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7 7-6 (4) 7-5 in a thrilling final in London.

The prize combined to a list of firsts that Sania has against her name. She had turn India’s initial lady actor to win a Grand Slam when she won a Australian Open with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi in 2009.

She after combined a French Open (2012 with Bhupathi) and US Open (2014 with Bruno Soares) to her churned doubles collection.

PTI

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