Mamata congratulates Sania for winning Wimbledon doubles crown

Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday congratulated Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza for winning the Wimbledon women’s doubles crown, saying she has won a billion hearts.

“A young Indian lady conquers the world of tennis. @MirzaSania you have once again won a billion hearts,” Banerjee tweeted.

The chief minister also hailed Mirza’s triumph as “superb”.

Sania won her maiden women’s doubles title at a Grand Slam event by clinching the Wimbledon crown with Swiss veteran Martina Hingis here.

The top seeded duo made a remarkable comeback to beat Russian second seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6(4), 7-5 in two hours and 25 minutes in the final late on Saturday night.

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