President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis on winning the US Open women’s doubles title.
“Hearty congratulations @MirzaSania @mhingis on winning the U.S. Open women’s doubles, well done!” the President tweeted.
The Prime Minister tweeted, “Congratulations @MirzaSania & @mhingis on the phenomenal victory at the @usopen. Your accomplishments make us proud”.
Sania won the US Open women’s doubles with her Swiss partner Hingis as the top-seeded Indo-Swiss team outplayed the fourth seed team of Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 6-3 in the final. This is Sania’s second consecutive Grand Slam title of the season, and fifth overall.
Sania’s win capped off a memorable US Open for Indians as Leander Paes had won the mixed doubles trophy with Hingis on Friday, in a repeat show of the Wimbledon.