New Delhi, April 13: President Prab Mukherjee and Prime Minister rendra Modi congratulated Sania Mirza for becoming the new women’s doubles No.1 player on Monday. Sania Mirza and Marti Hingis won their third successive doubles title together, securing the Family Circle Cup tennis title in Charlestone on Sunday, ebling the Indian to create history by becoming the first woman from her country to become the World No.1 in doubles ranking. Sania is the first Indian woman to reach No.1 in tennis, in either singles or doubles, and just the fourth Asian woman to do it, after Japan’s Ai Sugiyama, Chi’s Peng Shuai and Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Su-Wei.
“An excellent accomplishment @MirzaSania! Congrats on being World Number 1 in doubles,” Modi wrote on social networking site Twitter. “Heartiest Congratulations Sania on becoming world no 1 player in Tennis Doubles,” Mukherjee tweeted. IANS