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Sania Mirza creates history to win Fed Cup Heart Award

New Delhi: Tennis star Sania Mirza created historical past by changing into the primary Indian to win the Fed Cup Coronary heart Award. Sania was the nominee for the award from the Asia/Oceania Zone alongwith Indonesia’s Priska Madelyn Nugroho.

“It’s an honour to win the Fed Cup Heart Award as the first Indian,” stated Sania in a press release. “I dedicate this award to the entire country and to all my fans and thank everyone for voting for me. I hope to bring more laurels to the country in the future.”

Together with the award, the 33-year-old additionally acquired a cheque for $2,000 to be donated to a charity and he or she opted to assist with reduction through the ongoing coronavirus disaster.

“I want to donate the money that I get from this award to the Telangana Chief Minister’s Relief Fund as the world is going through very difficult times with the virus.”

Sania performed an integral function in India securing a first-ever place within the Fed Cup playoffs. She gained the decisive doubles match that helped India safe their win over Indonesia of their last Group 1 match and so they completed second within the group.

After giving beginning to her son Izhaan in October 2018, Sania returned to the courtroom in January this yr. She clinched the ladies’s doubles title at Hobart Worldwide, pairing up with Nadiia Kichenok, in her comeback competitors.

Together with Sania, Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova gained the Qualifiers award for her win in opposition to 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams with Mexico’s Fernanda Contreras Gomez and Estonian Anett Kontaveit being the opposite zone winners.

(IANS)

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