Sania Mirza launched a mighty rocket, targeting the media yesterday, a day after clinching the US Open doubles crown with Switzerland's Martina Hingis.

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Sania Mirza. Pic/AFP
Sania Mirza. Pic/AFP 

The Indian tennis star, who won the Wimbledon doubles title with Hingis earlier this year, told NDTV: "All I know is that I've helped a lot of people sell their newspapers and get TRPs up over my career.

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I am glad that people have got me so much of publicity out of absolutely no issues. I play tennis and I try and win. I play for myself and my country and for my family. I don't get into who says what, I just answer with my racquet. I just play and that gives me the most joy."

Mirza- Hingis waltzed to an easy 6-3, 6-3 victory over Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova in New York.

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Sania has often been targetted for marrying Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. Last July, a politician caused a huge uproar when he opposed the Telangana government's decision to appoint Sania as brand ambassador of the new state. He called her a daughter-in-law of Pakistan since she is Malik's wife.

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More recently, there was opposition to her getting the Khel Ratna award which she received before heading to New York for the US Open.

'It's been a great year'
"It has been a great year for us. To win Wimbledon was great. Then, to come back and back it up to win the US Open, we feel like we're a really solid team. And we came through again today," Sania said in her post-match interview on Sunday.

Hingis is clearly the best thing that has happened to Sania's tennis. And no praise can be high for the 34-year-old ace, who also won the mixed doubles title alongside Leander Paes. Sunday's doubles title was Hingis' 11th career Grand Slam doubles title.