It’s rightly said, ‘jab bhagwan deta hai, toh chappar faad ke deta hai’. The last two days couldn’t have personified this age-old Hindi saying in a much better way for our Indian Tennis players at Wimbledon 2015. Both, Sania Mirza and Leander Paes found their way to the history books yet another (read : gazillionth) time as they clinched the Doubles and Mixed Doubles Trophy respectively pairing with Martina Hingis.
This was Sania Mirza’s maiden Women’s Doubles Grand Slam Trophy, which takes her Grand Slam tally to 4 now. She has previously won the Australian, U.S, and French Open, in the mixed double’s category.
While, Leander Paes is no stranger when it comes to winning Grand Slams, this was the 16th Grand Slam of his career.
Yes, this has been “THE” news for the past 3 days and you might already have had enough of this. So, we at the Royale thought of compiling a few interesting facts about these players that you might have missed in the midst of the bigger picture.
source : deccanchronicle.com
She was initially trained by C.K. Bhupati, father of the Indian Tennis legend Mahesh Bhupati.
Adidas sponsored Sania at the age of 12.
Won her first junior doubles title at the Pakistan International Junior Championships in 1999.
Won 10 Singles Titles and 13 Doubles Titles as a Junior.
At the age of 17, she won the girls doubles trophy paring with Alisa Kleybanova, in 2003. The first youngest Indian Player to do so.