Congratulatory messages poured in from all corners for the top-seeded team of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis as they made a stunning comeback to capture the Wimbledon ladies doubles trophy. The gritty 5-7, 7-6(4), 7-5 victory over the second-seeded Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina saw Mirza becoming the first Indian to clinch a Grand Slam women’s doubles title.
From superstar Shah Rukh Khan to badminton ace Jwala Gutta, the messages kept coming in for the brilliant pair of Mirza and Hingis. The Indian tennis brigade joined in and even Roger Federer, who is going for his 18th Slam title on Sunday, chimed in.
Here are some of the top congratulatory tweets:
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 11, 2015
— Rohan Bopanna (@rohanbopanna) July 11, 2015
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) July 11, 2015
And happiness by @MirzaSania & Hingis. Well done well deserved well played. Love to you.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 11, 2015
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 11, 2015
Congratulations Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis for winning at Wimbledon. Sania you continue to make us proud!
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 11, 2015
Sooooo happy!!!' pic.twitter.com/nVTOpUCtnb
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) July 11, 2015
Bone crunching stuff. Can't contain my joy! @MirzaSania /Hingis
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) July 11, 2015
And finally, last but not the least – Sania’s better half, Shoaib Malik too joined in, appreciating his wife’s determination and discipline.
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) July 12, 2015
Sania Mirza talks of how winning Wimbledon is a dream for every kid
In her post-match press conference, Sania Mirza talked about how every kid dreams of Wimbledon glory. She also admitted it was a privilege to be on the Centre Court and get a standing ovation from the crowd.
“To come out here at Wimbledon, this is something we dream of as kids. Every kid that picks up a tennis racquet, it’s about winning Wimbledon, or playing at Wimbledon one day. When we came back out at 5-all, we had goosebumps. The energy on the court, we were getting a standing ovation, it was just unbelievable,” said Mirza.
“We both knew this is what we play for, work for – this energy. I think I’m speaking for both of us when I say we feel privileged to be here,” added the Indian ace.
Hingis compliments Mirza
The Swiss Miss Martina Hingis, on her part, was lavish in her praise of her partner who helped her pull through when they were down in the third set.
“I had a great partner to pull me through. It takes guts and courage being down 5-2 in the third set and coming back to win. Couldn’t have asked for more drama how to win it,” Martina Hingis said.