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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 12.07.2015

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulatedSania Mirza for winning the Wimbledon Grand Slam Women’s Doubles title along with Martina Hingis.

In his message, the President has said, "Please accept my hearty congratulations and best wishes on your winning the Wimbledon Grand Slam Women’s Doubles titlealong with Martina Hingis.

As the first woman from India to clinch this Grand Slam title,you have set a new benchmark of success for Tennis players that will inspire the youth of India, especially women.The nation joins your family and you in celebrating this accomplishment.

I look forward to your winning for India many more such laurels in the future”.

This release issued at 1420 hrs.