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Sania seals historic Wimbledon crown with Hingis

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  • Indian tennis star Sania Mirza with her Swiss partner Martina Hingis has won the Wimbeldon Women’s double title 2015.
  • This is a historic victory as Sania Mirza became the first female player from India to win a women’s doubles Grand Slam trophy.
  • The duo of Sania Mirza and Martina Hinges defeated the Russian pair Makarova-Vesnina by 5-7 7-6 7-5 in the finals.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated Sania for her achievement.

Facts about Sania Mirza

  • Sania has won three mixed doubles Grand Slam titles – Australian Open (2009), French Open (2012) and US Open(2014).
  • In 2003, Sania had won women’s doubles junior Wimbledon championship with Russian partner Alisa Kleybanova.
  • She was awarded Arjun Award in 2004.
  • In 2006 she was awarded Padma Shree which is the fourth highest honour by the Indian government.
  • She also won WTA New Comer of the Year in 2005.
  • In 2014, Telengana government made her the brand ambassador of the state.