Sania Mirza on Monday tweeted she was ‘on top of the world’ after she was officially crowned world no. 1 in the WTA ranking for women’s doubles that was released on Monday.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led an outpouring of praise for Sania Mirza after she became the country’s first tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in women’s doubles.An excellent accomplishment (at)MirzaSania! Congrats on being World Number 1 in doubles,” Modi wrote on Twitter page after Mirza won the Family Circle doubles title in Charleston on Sunday partnering Swiss great Martina Hingis.
The 28-year-old Mirza, who decided to focus on doubles in 2012 after a recurring wrist injury, won a third consecutive doubles title partnering Hingis and her 25th overall on the WTA Tour.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi also congratulated Sania and applauded her commitment and determination. In her message, Gandhi said Mirza has made the entire nation proud.