The Indians were having a whale of a time on seeing Leander Paes seize his 16th grand slam trophy last night. Leander Paes along with the legendary Martina Hengis won Wimbledon 2015 mixed doubles title. The Indo-Swiss pair won with a 6-1, 6-1 over Alexander Peya and Timea Babos.
Leander Paes Grand Slam collection consists of eight doubles crowns now, whereas for Hinges it’s her third.
We saw Hinges on the field in less than 24 hours after winning the women’s doubles with Sania Mirza. Hinges played amazingly well without showing any sign of fatigue.
After winning the match, Paes elatedly said “This trophy is for India. To represent the flag and my country is something I take very seriously.”
Twitter got flooded with the congratulation wishes for Leander Paes and Martina Hinges. We have listed few tweets for you:
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 12, 2015
@Leander congratulations for winning the title at Wimbledon 😊😊
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) July 12, 2015
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) July 12, 2015
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 13, 2015
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) July 12, 2015
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 12, 2015
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) July 13, 2015
And to a dear friend Leander Paes, you truly are 18 forever. Many congrats! You give hope to us ‘veterans’!!
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) July 13, 2015
Congratulations Sania, Leander, Sumit & Martina for making Indians proud all over the world. Jai Ho.:)
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) July 12, 2015
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) July 12, 2015
Along with them, I also wish you hearty congratulations on your win. I wish that your winning streak continues in the coming years, and you keep motivating the youngsters with your stunning performances. India is proud of you, Leander!
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