New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday congratulated Sania Mirza and her partner Martina Hingis on winning the ladies' doubles final at Wimbledon.
Both the PM and President took to mico-blogging site Twitter to wish the duo.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 12, 2015
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) July 12, 2015
Hingis, 34, and 28-year-old India star Mirza came from a set down and 2-5 behind in the final set to beat Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5. It was the top seeds` first Grand Slam title as a team having only decided to play together in March this year.
Mirza praised the support she and Hingis received throughout the tournament and hoped her win will have a positive impact back home in cricket-mad India.
"I hope it inspires a lot of girls and makes them believe they can be Grand Slam champions too," she said.
"I think for me as an Indian, I`m in Little India here. There are so many Indians in England. Thankfully there are a lot of us everywhere. In England especially I`ve always had amazing support."