Several Bollywood celebrities including Farhan Akhtar, Farah Khan, Ritesih Deshmukh congratulated Sania Mirza for creating history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles.
Mirza won the title at the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina Hingis, in Charleston, USA.
It was Mirza’s third successive title win with Hingis and they have not lost as a single match since joining forces in March. They won trophy in Indian Wells, which was their first tournament together and followed that up with win in Miami.
Farhan Akhtar tweeted:
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 13, 2015
Filmmaker Farah Khan tweeted:
what great news to fet 1st thing in the morning!!! @MirzaSania way to go babyyyyy😘👍🎉
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) April 13, 2015
Calling Mirza ‘the pride of India, Riteish Deshmukh wrote:
Pride of India – world No1 @MirzaSania – huge achievement-big congratulations my friend – hugs
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 12, 2015
Arjun Kapoor tweeted:
@MirzaSania how’s the view from the top ?? Number 1 n killing it..more power to u…
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) April 13, 2015
Shraddha Kapoor congratulated Mirza, saying:
— Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) April 13, 2015
Huma Qureshi, tweeted:
— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) April 13, 2015
R Madhavan tweeted:
@MirzaSania CONGRATULATIONSSSSS.. So truly well deserved.Phenomenal grit,Commitment and Belief.THIS IS LEGENDARY..So very happy for you.
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) April 13, 2015