MUMBAI: Sania Mirza has become the first Indian to win the Fed Cup Heart Award for her successful return to the tennis court post motherhood.
Sania won the award for Asia/Oceania zone after securing 10,000 plus votes out of the total 16,985 cast for this year’s three regional nominees. The Fed Cup Heart Award winners were determined via online voting by fans which went on for a week starting from May 1.
“It’s an honour to win the Fed Cup Heart Award as the first Indian. I dedicate this award to the entire country and to all my fans and thank everyone for voting for me. I hope to bring more laurels to the country in the future,” she said in a statement issued by the All India Tennis Association (AITA).
I want to donate the funds that I get from this award to the Telangana CM relief Fund as the world is going through very difficult times with the virus .. thank you all 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/bdK3WeUxkK
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) May 11, 2020