Sania dedicates her Wimbledon victory to India

July 15, 2015 09:47
Sania dedicates her Wimbledon victory to India

Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis made a stunning comeback in the final set to win the Wimbledon 2015 crown on Saturday. She dedicated her victory to the India and her supporters in the country.

Speaking to the media, Sania said, “As a child, I always wanted to play in Wimbledon. I am fortunate enough to win four Grand Slams," Sania said, adding that she owes a lot to her well-wishers in the country. "I am honoured to come from a country which has such a passion for sport. This win is for India and all the people who supported me."

Sania said that India still has some way to go before becoming a tennis-friendly nation. "This is a great time for Indian tennis - we've returned with three Wimbledon titles. (But) We are not the most tennis-friendly nation. We lack a system. I think we need that," said Sania.

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Sania and Hingis partnership is found to be one of the best that women's doubles has seen in the recent times. "My partnership with Martina has been very compatible. Everytime we enter a Slam,- me and Martina enter it to win it," Sania said.

Sania opined that, she could have made this, without her parents support. "My parents have been fabulous support. They have backed all my decisions - on and off the field. I own them a lot," she ended.

By Phani

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