Elated Sania Mirza thanks everybody after being conferred Khel Ratna award

Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza expressed her delight on Tuesday after being set to be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Sania's name has been approved for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award after the sports ministry had earlier recommended to forward her name to the committee.

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Aug 11, 2015, 19:53 PM IST
Elated Sania Mirza thanks everybody after being conferred Khel Ratna award

New Delhi: Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza expressed her delight on Tuesday after being set to be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Sania's name has been approved for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award after the sports ministry had earlier recommended to forward her name to the committee.

An elated Sania took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to express her happiness.

Badminton player Jwala Gutta congratulated Sania on the honour.

It is a new feather in the cap for the women's doubles player who is ranked No. 1 in the world alongside partner Martina Hingis.