Mirza and Hingis beat Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in three nailbiting sets

India's proud moment at Wimbledon: Sania Mirza becomes first Indian woman to win championship

Archana Venkatraman

Sania Mirza, the tennis sensation of India, made all Indians proud on Saturday, July 11th at Wimbledon Tennis Championship 2015 when she became the first Indian woman to win a grand slam event. Mirza along with her women's doubles partner Martina Hingis won the Wimbledon 2015 Women's Doubles Final.

Sania Mirza makes history at Wimbledon 2015 by winning Womens Doubles Championship with Martina Hingis

Indian Sania Mirza and Swiss player Martina Hingis together beat Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in just three sets but No 2 seeds Vesnina and Makarova gave a tough fight to Mirza-Hingis duo and the match lasted for two and a half hours. Mirza-Hingis weren't looking in top form in the first set but came back with faultless performance thereafter to nail victory on a score of 5-7, 7-6, 7-5.

Mirza and Hingis beat Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesninaon on a score of 5-7, 7-6, 7-5

India is super proud of 28-year-old Sania Mirza's performance at Wimbledon with many celebrities, politicians and Bollywood stars congratulating the ace tennis player.

Sania Mirza made Indians proud with her victory drawing congratulatory messages from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Bollywood and Indian sports icons

As special the win was for India's Sania Mirza, it was equally special and historic for Swiss player Hingis. The title marks Hingis's fourth Wimbledon title that came after a gap of 17 years.

Upon victory, Sania said: "It's been one special journey together and we're just getting started."

After winning the Women's doubles final, both Mirza and Hingis hugged each other in happiness and "bunny-hopped" around the court, acknowledging the congratulatory audience as their initial celebration.  

The first to congratulate Sania Mirza from India was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who on Twitter said: "Well played Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza. You played wonderful tennis & registered a fantastic win at Wimbledon. We are proud and very happy."

At the post match presentation, Sania Mirza said she hoped her win becomes an inspiration to a lot of girls in India that Indian women can indeed become Grand Slam champions if they put their heart and mind to it. Mirza's win bolsters India's rise in Women's sports with Saina Nehwal becoming World Number 1 Badminton champion after her India Open Grand Prix Gold win just three months ago. 

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