Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Sania Mirza for winning the US Open Mixed Doubles, saying it was a matter of pride.
“Congratulations to Sania Mirza for the victory in the US Open Mixed Doubles Finals. We are very proud of the achievement,” the Prime Minister said.
He also congratulated Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori for making it to the US Open Finals.
“Good news from US Open continued with Kei Nishikori’s exemplary win! My best wishes to this young sportsman for the Final,” the Prime Minister said.
On Friday, the first-time combination of Sania and Brazil’s Bruno Soares clicked brilliantly by securing a close win in the final to win the mixed doubles trophy.
The top seeded Indo-Brazilian pair squandered five straight championship points before scoring a 6-1 2-6 11-9 win over Abigail Spears from the USA and Santiago Gonzalez from Mexico in exactly 60 minutes.