Celebs praise Sania Mirza on Twitter
Celebrities and politicians showered encomiums on tennis star Sania Mirza for becoming the first woman tennis player from the country to achieve the number one rank.
Sania won the WTA Family Circle Cup with Swiss legend Martina Hingis to reach atop the ranking table.
It was Mirza's third successive title win with Hingis and they have not lost as a single match since joining forces in March. They won trophy in Indian Wells, which was their first tournament together and followed that up with win in Miami.
Mahesh Bhupathi, who along with Leander Paes had become the world number in men's tennis in 90s, praised Sania on his Twitter page.
India's cricket Test captain Virat Kohli also took to twitter to appreciate Sania's achievement.
First Saina and now @MirzaSania . Indian women conquering the No. 1 spot and making us proud! Congratulations!— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 12, 2015
India's President Pranab Mukherjee also wrote in Twitter.
Heartiest Congratulations Sania on becoming world no 1 player in Tennis Doubles #PresidentMukherjee— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) April 12, 2015
Former national champion Ashutosh Singh wrote,
BJP leader Kiran Bedi wrote,
Sania Mirza world no 1 in women's tennis- doubles: First Saina in Badminton, now Sania in Women's tennis.Wow! Superb run for Indian sport..— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) April 12, 2015
Farhan Akhtar posted,
what great news to fet 1st thing in the morning!!! @MirzaSania way to go babyyyyy😘👍🎉— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) April 13, 2015
Calling Mirza 'the pride of India, Deshmukh wrote,
Pride of India - world No1 @MirzaSania - huge achievement-big congratulations my friend - hugs— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 12, 2015
Actor Arjun Kapoor tweeted,
@MirzaSania how's the view from the top ?? Number 1 n killing it..more power to u...— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) April 13, 2015
Shraddha Kapoor congratulated Mirza, saying,
Huma Qureshi, said,
@MirzaSania CONGRATULATIONSSSSS.. So truly well deserved.Phenomenal grit,Commitment and Belief.THIS IS LEGENDARY..So very happy for you.— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) April 13, 2015