Sania Mirza Praises PM Narendra Modi, Thanks Him for Motivating Players

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had congratulated Sania Mirza after she won the WTA Finals. The tennis star feels it is great to have a political leader backing sports in such a way.

updated: October 28, 2014 20:01 IST
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Sania Mirza reacts after clinching her maiden WTA Finals title with doubles partner Cara Black.

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Hyderabad: Tennis ace Sania Mirza thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for backing sportspersons in the country. Modi had congratulated the World No. 6 for winning the year-end WTA Finals in Singapore.

Saina also revealed that there was a point in her career when she had thought of calling it quits but is glad that she chose not to.

The veteran doubles player, who had dedicated her Singapore win to "My India", arrived home in Hyderabad on Monday evening. Addressing the media on Tuesday, Sania said it was heartening to see the country's Premier keeping a track of sporting events and making it a point to wish them when they succeed.

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