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Praises pour in for Paes, Mirza, gal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 July 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Wimbledon, July 13: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, current Test skipper Virat Kohli and tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati expressed their delight as three compatriots won their respective titles at Wimbledon.

Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Sumit gal lifted the coveted silverware in their respective categories at the All England Club over the weekend.

Paes, partnering Swiss veteran Marti Hingis, beat Austrian Alexander Peya and Hungary’s Timea Babos 6-1, 6-1 to win the mixed doubles title here on Sunday.

India’s Sumit gal, 17, etched his me in the history books the same day by winning the boys’ doubles title with Vietmese partner m Hoang Ly when they beat American-Japanese fourth seeds Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan 7-6(4), 6-4.

Mirza, on the other hand, won her maiden women’s doubles title by clinching the Wimbledon crown with Hingis when they overcame Russian second seeds Ekateri Makarova and Ele Vesni 5-7, 7-6(4), 7-5 on Saturday night.

Indian double’s star Bhupathi tweeted: “@Leander @MirzaSania #Sumitgal big effort making it an Indian summer at @Wimbledon.”

Tendulkar, who is a regular visitor at the world’s oldest tennis tourment, tweeted: “Congratulations Sumit gal on the Wimbledon Junior Doubles title. This is just the beginning.... Work hard and follow your dreams. Congratulations @Leander & @mhingis! Kudos to Leander on another Grand Slam title! You have been a terrific role model for youngsters.”

Kohli tweeted: “Girl Power. Congratulations @MirzaSania and @mhingis. What a comeback from 1 set down #Champions #Wimbledon2015.”

Even Rohan Bopan, who lost in the men’s doubles semi-fils last week, wrote: “Saniaaaaaa wohoooooooooo, what a tremendous achievement. Congrats to Marti and you, Just brilliant. @MirzaSania @mhingis .#Wimbledon2015.”

Cricketers Mohammad Kaif and Harbhajan Singh also congratulated the victors. “One person who repeatedly proves “age is just a number, Well done @Leander!” Kaif wrote while Harbhajan posted: “Congratulation to my friend @Leander for winning the mix title at Wimbledon 2015. Proud of you. Jai hind.” IANS

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