Current Affairs PDF

Sania-Hingis win St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy

AffairsCloud YouTube Channel - Click Here

AffairsCloud APP Click Here

Sania Mirza the Indian tennis star and Martina Hingis from Swiss won the St. Petersburg  Ladies Trophy in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Sania-Hingis win St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy

Key Highlights

  • The top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair conquered the Russian-Czech team by 6-3 6-1 Vera Dushevina and Barbora Krejcikova in the women’s doubles final.
  • The victory in the final was ensuing 40 match win.
  • Sania and Hingis won the fourth title in 2016 with overall 13th
  • They also won the women’s doubles Australian Open, Apia International Sydney title and Brisbane Tennis trophy in 2016.

About Sania Mirza

  • Sania Mirzais an Indian professional tennis player.
  • She was born on 15 November 1986.
  • She is currentlyranked No. 1 in the women’s doubles rankings.
  • She is the highest-ranked female player ever from India.
  • she is the third Indian woman in theOpen Era to feature and win a round at a Grand Slam tournament
  • She also won a total of 14 medals that includes 6 Gold at three major multi-sport events, namely theAsian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Afro-Asian Games.
  • She was awarded with the Arjuna awardby the Indian Government in 2004
  • In 2006, Mirza was awarded with Padma Shri
  • She was also awarded with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2015 and with Padma Bhushan in 2016

About Martina Hingis

  • Martina Hingisis a Swiss professional tennis player.
  • She was born on 30 September 1980.
  • She had won fiveGrand Slam singles titles three at the Australian Open, one at Wimbledon, and one at the US Open.