Several Bollywood celebrities including Farhan Akhtar, Farah Khan, Riteish Deshmukh congratulated Sania Mirza for creating history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles.
Mirza won the title at the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina Hingis in Charleston, USA. It was Mirza's third successive title win with Hingis and they have not lost as a single match since joining forces in arch. They won trophy in Indian Wells, which was their first tournament together and followed that up with win in Miami.
"@MirzaSania Congratulations on achieving the No 1 spot. And to @mhingis. You're an inspiration for girls to follow their dreams. @UN_Women," Farhan Akhtar posted.
Filmmaker Farah Khan tweeted, "What great news to get 1st thing in the morning! @MirzaSania way to go baby."
Calling Mirza 'the pride of India, Riteish Deshmukh wrote, "Pride of India - world No1 @MirzaSania - huge achievement-big congratulations my friend - hugs."
"@MirzaSania how's the view from the top? Number 1 and killing it.. more power to you," actor Arjun Kapoor tweeted.
Shraddha Kapoor congratulated Mirza, saying, "World number one! Congratulations @MirzaSania! #ProudMomentForIndia #HeadsUp."
Huma Qureshi, said, "So proud @MirzaSania #GoGirl."
"@MirzaSania Congratulations. So truly well deserved. Phenomenal grit, commitment and belief. This is legendary.. So very happy for you," actor R Madhavan posted on twitter.
Here's what other Bollywood celebs tweeted:
Madhuri Dixit: Awesome job, @MirzaSania.
Dia Mirza: You make us so proud @MirzaSania. Your determination is inspiring! #FellowHyderabadi #ProudIndian #DoublesWorldNo.1 #GirlPower
Vir Das: Kudos @MirzaSania on the number one spot!!
Vishal Dadlani: First @NSaina and now, @MirzaSania ! Number one IN THE WORLD!! Women of India, leading from the front! Proud day for all of us!
Sophie Choudry: Congrats @MirzaSania on this incredible achievement which will inspire many young girls to follow their dreams!! #womanpower #respect
Esha Gupta: Woohoo @MirzaSania world no.1..proud moment.i bet all the idiots who were bothered by her marriage will b slapping themselves right now..