Sania Mirza eyes more from doubles

Sania Mirza became the first Indian to clinch the Wimbledon women's doubles title.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: July 14, 2015 9:29:42 pm
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Having won Wimbledon women’s doubles crown with Martina Hingis, India’s star tennis player Sania Mirza said she would like continue her winning run in the US Open. Sania became the first Indian to clinch the Wimbledon women’s doubles title.

“The hard court season is just round the corner. We like playing on that surface. Last year I made it to the semifinals there with a different partner and Martina made the final with (Flavia) Pennetta at the US Open, so we are looking forward to going there as number one seeds, hopefully.

“I think one of the other goals is to qualify for Singapore championship (WTA Finals),” she told reporters.

Twelve years after turning pro, 28-year-old Sania laid hands on her first women’s doubles Major title when she and Hingis battled past the second seeded Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6(4), 7-5 in a thrilling final in London.

“It’s a childhood dream coming true for me to win the Wimbledon title,” she said.

She had become India’s first woman player to win a Grand Slam when she won the Australian Open mixed doubles title with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi in 2009. She later added the French Open (2012 with Bhupathi) and US Open (2014 with Bruno Soares) to her mixed doubles trophy.

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