Telangana Government Felicitates Sania Mirza for US Open Win

Sania Mirza, who won mixed doubles event at the US Open last week, was given Rs one crore for her achievement.

updated: September 11, 2014 20:30 IST
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Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao urged Sania to make a Telangana a popular state.


Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Thursday felicitated tennis ace Sania Mirza for her recent victory in the US Open mixed doubles and presented her a cheque of Rs one crore.

"Sania, who is the brand ambassador for Telangana, met Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao here, where he appreciated her for winning the title and wished that she win the upcoming China Open and Japan Open as well," a release from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said.

Sania was given Rs 1 crore prior to the US Open event, in which she was successful, and another Rs 1 crore was handed over to her on Thursday on the behalf of the state government, it said.

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