Sania Mirza Has Done India proud, Says President Pranab Mukherjee

Updated: 06 September 2014 18:24 IST

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza grabbed her third Grand Slam title when she won the US Open mixed doubles crown.

Sania Mirza Has Done India proud, Says President Pranab Mukherjee
Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares with the US Open mixed doubles trophy. © AFP

New Delhi:

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated Indian tennis player Sania Mirza on Saturday for winning the US Open mixed doubles title with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares.

"#PresidentMukherjee congratulates Sania Mirza on winning the US Open Mixed Doubles, says she has done India proud through this achievement," the official Twitter handle of the president said.

Top seeds Sania and Soares defeated American-Mexican pairing of Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez 6-1, 2-6, 11-9 to win the title at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on Friday. (Also Read: Sania Dedicates US Open Win to Telangana and India)

Sania later replied to the tweet, thanking the president

"@RashtrapatiBhvn thank you so much Sir..," tweeted Sania. (Read: 'Still Proud India')

The Indian tennis star had also won the 2009 Australian Open and 2012 French Open mixed doubles titles with Mahesh Bhupathi.

Topics : Sania Mirza Tennis
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