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Saumi Mukherjee, EMBA 2015-18, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
Sania Mirza – the spice girl of the doubles game bagged her second consecutive Grand Slam title of the season, with Swiss partner Martina Hingis on 13th September. They beat the Aussie-Kazakh team of Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. It was also the Indo-Swiss pair’s 5th Doubles title of the year. The winning pair pocketed $570,000 for their effort , where as the runners-up settled for $275,000.
Sania now has five Grand Slam titles in her collection.
She won three mixed doubles trophies, the last one coming at this very venue with Bruno Soares in 2014.
Hingis, who won the women’s doubles in 1998, said, “From the start we hit it off as a team, our games compliment each other, so do our personalities. For me this is a bonus, I want to thank Sania and everyone, I wouldn’t be here without you.”
Sania said “It’s been a great season, getting to No.1 and now these two Slams, we are a tough team. Now we expect to win, never mind the expectations.”
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated Sania for the victory.