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Sania Mirza feels Khel Ratna recommendation is 'most amazing'

New Delhi: Tennis star Sania Mirza yesterday reacted with delight at her being recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, describing it as the "most amazing" development.

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Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza 

Sania yesterday became only the second tennis player to be recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna after a Sports Ministry appointed selection panel named her for the top sporting award of the country.

"Whooaa waking up in Toronto to the most amazing news from back home.. Thank you everyone .. Thank you so much," Sania, who is taking part in a tournament in Toronto, tweeted.

Currently ranked World No 1 in women's doubles, Sania scripted history by becoming the first Indian to clinch a women's doubles Grand Slam when she partnered Martina Hingis for the Wimbledon trophy.

The 28-year-old beat competition from squash player Deepika Pallikal, discus thrower Vikas Gowda, track and field star Tintu Luka, shuttler P V Sindhu, and hockey captain Sardar Singh for the honour.

Khel Ratna recipients in the last decade

Pankaj Advani - snooker
Manavjit Singh Sandhu - shooting
Mahendra Singh Dhoni - cricket
Mary Kom - boxing
Vijender Singh - boxing
Sushil Kumar - wrestling
Saina Nehwal - badminton
Gagan Narang - shooting
Vijay Kumar - shooting
Yogeshwar Dutt - wrestling
Ronjan Sodhi - shooting

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