Sania Mirza will finish this season as no. 1 of world in women doubles subsequent to locking the World No.1 ranking in Singapore 2016 WTA Year-End on Sunday.
Sania who turned into the 1st woman of India to be titled No.1 in 2015 April will also finish the year as No. 1 for the 2nd consecutive year.
“It is very, very thrilling to conclude 2 years one after the other as No.1,” Sania said to WTA. “It has been an excellent year for me once more, with 7 titles of WTA, one Grand Slam and finishing at the WTA Finals of the year in Singapore. Ending the year as No.1 is wonderful, it’s same as a dream come true and provides me inspiration and motivation to emerge and effort harder the next year.”
Sania came up to dropping her No. 1 position to Bethanie Mattek-Sands at the freshly completed Finals of WTA in Singapore. On the other hand, she got beaten in the tournament’s final with Lucie Safarova, her partner guaranteed that Sania continued at the rankings top.
Sania got 8 titles in 2016 by means of 3 dissimilar partners, confirming her 3rd trophy of Grand Slam at Australian Open in the midst of Martina Hingis. The Swiss-Indian pair got 2 titles earlier than their triumph at Brisbane International in Melbourne and Apia International Sydney and after that continued to prevail 2 further titles at the Italian Open and the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy.
Sania after that started a new affiliation with Barbora Strycova begin in August at Western & Southern Open, attaining instant victory by winning title. The couple picked up their 2nd trophy at Toray Pan Pacific Open. In 2016Sania Mirza wrapped up 1 further title at Connecticut Open in the midst of Monica Niculescu.