Sania Mirza won the Wimbledon women's doubles title with Swiss partner Martina Hingis - her first in the category at a Grand Slam.
Sania Mirza is not giving up yet. She wants to be world No. 1 in doubles ranking and also has her eyes on the 2016 Rio Olympics. The tennis star therefore says she has no time for 'silly politicians' who had previously called her 'non-Indian.'
Sania Mirza returned to her home in Hyderabad and was greeted by hundreds of fans who celebrated her recent triumph in Singapore.
Sania and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black ended the season and their partnership on a remarkable high by clinching a comprehensive triumph in the summit clash of the season finale.
Sania Mirza and Cara Black are playing their last tournament together and this is the first time that they are playing in the WTA Finals. The Indo-Zimbabwean pair defeated Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik.
Sania Mirza and Cara Black, the Indo-Zimbabwe pair, playing their last tournament together, were made to work hard by the US duo of Raquel and Abigail as they won the match in super tie-break 6-3, 2-6, 12-10.
Former world No.1 doubles player, Su-Wei Hsieh recently beat Sania Mirza in the women's doubles semifinals along with her Taipei partner Chan Yung-Jan at the Asian Games in South Korea.
Sania Mirza's will be playing for the first time at the eight-team event, while her partner Cara Black would be making her 11th appearance in the competition having qualified for the previous 10 years with three different partners.
In the final on Saturday, Sania Mirza and Cara Black took just an hour and 15 minutes to dispose off the Spanish challenge as their opponents were no match for them.
From Tokyo, Sania Mirza will fly straight to Incheon in South Korea to compete in the Asian Games that begin formally on September 19.
Sania Mirza and Cara Black have a very good chance to qualify for the finals. Sania reached a career high double ranking of fifth in July.
Third seeds Sania Mirza and Cara Black suffered a 2-6, 4-6 loss in an hour and 10 minutes to the unseeded team of Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta at the Louis Armstrong court here on Thursday.
Swiss 33-year-old Martina Hingis and her Italian partner Flavia Pennetta made the championship match with a 6-3, 6-4 win over third seeds Sania Mirza and Cara Black, the India-Zimbabwe pairing.
Sania Mirza has won three Grand Slam titles, all in the mixed doubles category. She won the 2009 Australian Open, 2012 French Open and 2014 US Open.
The third-seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair of Sania Mirza and Cara Black will now face the Swiss-Italian team of Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta. Hingis and Pennetta upstaged fifth seeds Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik 6-4 6-3 in their last-eight match.
Sania Mirza entered quarter-finals of women's doubles and mixed doubles, but Leander Paes lost both his men's doubles and mixed doubles encounters.
While top seeds Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares beat Casey Dellacqua and Jamie Murray in the second round, third seeds Leander Paes and Cara Black defeated Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Alla Kudryavtseva. Sania also emerged winner in women's doubles.
While Leander Paes and Cara Black beat Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Jean-Julien Rojer, Rohan Bopanna and Katarina Srebotnik defeated Lauren Davis and Nicholas Monroe.