Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Sania Mirza caps off fine season with historic win at WTA Finals
Sania Mirza and Cara Black stand with former champion Martina Navratilova and the trophy in her name after winning the doubles final at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore.
A little after racing to a historic title triumph in the season finale - the WTA Finals - in Singapore on Sunday afternoon, an emotional Sania Mirza told TOI, "This title is for India, my country."
The 27-year-old glamour girl, who partnered veteran Zimbabwean Cara Black to the title in her maiden appearance at the event, added: "I've always had great support from my family, my parents in particular. My mother (Nasima), who is here with me, has been my lucky charm. My state Telangana has also been very supportive. There are so many emotions going through me right now, it's an amazing feel ing and I'm truly grateful.
"I'm not always able to get back to my fans on social networking sites, but their encouragement and support means the world to me. Any tournament I play, whatever the competition, it's always for India," the Hyderabadi said, her voice breaking, "the love and support of my fans has been incredible." Sania and Black, who ran through their opponents, Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai of China - the second seeds and defending champions - much like a hot knife through butter, winning 12 straight games, won 6-1, 6-0 in just under an hour.