Winning Wimbledon was special feeling, says Sania Mirza
Back home after clinching her first-ever women’s doubles Grand Slam title, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza said winning Wimbledon with Swiss partner Martina Hingis was a very special feeling.
Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, she said it was a dream come true as she as a child always wanted to play in Wimbledon. “I’m so happy, these are the moments we live for,” said an elated Sania at her residence.
The Hyderabadi dedicated the victory to India and her supporters. “Prime minister, President and everyone that I can think of has wished me. The amount of wishes that poured in from people....the pride the common people feel in it is amazing. I feel honoured to be from a country where people takes it so passionately when they love or hate stars,” she said. The world number one believes she is fortunate enough to win four Grand Slams and hopes to add more big titles to her kitty.
“It was a great joy and privilege to be playing over there and performing. This was the biggest stage of tennis for us,” she said on the victory in Saturday’s final.
Sania along with Hingis beat Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elene Vesnina 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 to clinch her first doubles major title. “In the third set we were down but we kept smiling because we were actually enjoying it so much,” she said.