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India – The birthplace of doubles tennis legend (Part 1)

Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza dawned on July 12, creating a new chapter in the country’s doubles history: Becoming the first Indian female tennis player to win the Grand Slam women’s doubles after posting quang at Wimbledon 2015 with Martina Hingis.

With this title, Hingis attracted attention because she was 34 years old, re-appeared recently and it was the first Wimbledon women’s doubles championship in 17 years of the former Miss Switzerland. However, with Indian and Asian tennis, Mirza’s glory is more proud. It can be said that Sania Mirza is one of the greatest female tennis player in India.

In the final, the Mirza / Hingis pair spectacularly came back to beat Russian pair E. Makarova / E. Vesnina 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 although the game was decided to be 2-5! This is a huge disappointment for 2 Russian female players after the beginning of the year, they also lost to Italian pair S. Errani / R. Vinci in the deciding match of the 2015 Australian Open final despite leading 5-2.

Mirza’s double championship helped Asian tennis leave a mark at Wimbledon after the players were eliminated in the singles. Ever since Li Na put down the racket, Asian tennis at the Grand Slams has only expected K.Nishikori but the Japanese star gave up early due to injury.

In fact, Mirza has previously won the Grand Slam three times in the mixed doubles, twice with famous countryman Mahesh Bhupati (Australia Open 2009, France Open 2012) and once with Brazil’s Bruno Soares in the US Expansion 2014. This legendary double tennis athlete and Hingis from April 2015 have risen to rank one of the world women’s doubles.

The special is Mirza’s Wimbledon women’s championship up to 12 years after the 28-year-old began her professional career and 12 years after winning the young women’s doubles championship also at the Grand Slam on the 2003 pitch. (with A. Kleybanova – Russia). These are great achievements of such a legendary double tennis athlete.