Sania Mirza has created history by becoming the first woman tennis player from India to achieve the world No. 1 ranking in doubles after her stupendous title win at the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina Hingis here.
- Sania and Hingis have already become the world No. 1 team in the Race to Singapore, the season-finale, where the top eight teams will compete at the end of year.
- Before Sania, only Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhuapthi had achieved the top ranking when they dominated the men’s doubles circuit in the last 1990s.
- It is Sania’s third successive title with Hingis and the pair has been unbeaten since joining forces in March 2015. They won the title in Indian Wells, their first tournament together, and followed it up with a victory at Miami.
Sources: The Hindu.