Showering a lot of cheers to the Indian tennis fans, three Indian aces took home three titles at Wimbledon, this year. A vintage Leander Paes clinched his 16th Grand Slam trophy, winning the mixed doubles event of the Wimbledon Championship with legendary Martina Hingis. Sania Mirza with Switzerland’s Martina Hingis won their first major as a pairing in women’s doubles and youngster Sumit Nagal wins the boys doubles trophy at the Wimbledon championships with partner Nam Hoang Ly.
Martina Hingis with Sania Mirza had won the women’s double on Saturday, before coming back to clinch the mixed double with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Alexander Peya and Timea Babos. In January, Hingis and Leander Paes had also won the Australian Open mixed doubles. It was 42-year-old Paes’s eighth Grand Slam mixed title and a third for Swiss legend Hingis. Paes also has eight men’s doubles crowns in his Grand Slam collection.
The 17-year-old Nagal and his eighth seed Vietnamese partner, overcame the fourth seeds Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan 7-6(4), 6-4 in the title clash that lasted 63 minutes. Sania Mirza had also won the Wimbledon girls doubles title in 2003 with Russian partner Alisa Kleybanova.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated veteran Leander Paes and youngster Sumit Nagal for their respective triumphs at the Wimbledon tennis Grand Slam in London.
“More good news from Wimbledon. Congrats again Martina Hingis. Leander your accomplishments are truly inspiring and they make us very proud,” the Prime Minister said.