Did Sania Mirza wish for French Open title at Rome's iconic Trevi Fountain?
India's tennis icon Sania Mirza celebrated her title triumph at the Rome Masters by making a secret wish at the iconic Trevi Fountain. Did she wish for the French Open title?
India's tennis icon Sania Mirza is celebrating her title triumph along with partner Martina Hingis at the Rome Masters and she celebrated her first win on the clay court by visiting an iconic spot in the Eternal City.
Sania went to the Trevi Fountain of Rome, which sees thousands of tourists visiting every day, and made a secret wish by tossing a coin into the basin of the famous structure.
The French Open is their next target. Did Sania wish to lift the trophy at the hallowed red clay court of Roland Garros? Only time will tell.
Sania tweeted, "You didn't let me down Roma... secret wishes before I leave you."
The World No.1 pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis added another feather to their cap by defeating Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova in a hard-fought women's doubles final at the Rome Masters on Sunday.
The Indo-Swiss combination fought back a spirited challenge from their Russian opponents to prevail 6-1, 6(5)-7, 10-3 in one hour and 30 minutes.
This was the fifth title of the season for Sania and Martina. They had won at Sydney, Brisbane, Australian Open and St Petersburg earlier in the season. This is also their first clay court title. Winning the Rome Masters boosted their confidence ahead of the French Open.
This was also the first title win for Sania and Martina since the end of their incredible 41-match winning streak at the Doha Open in February.
THE COIN-TOSS LEGEND OF TREVI FOUNTAIN
Originally, it was said that if one drank a glass of water from the fountain, it would ensure good fortune and a fast return to the Eternal City. But over time the legend changed and evoled into the coin-tossing one that's famous now.
The legend involves throwing a coin into the fountain. And this will guarantee a return to Rome. Throwing in a second coin will supposedly get one a return trip to Rome and also an exciting new romance. The 'correct' way to toss the coin into the fountain is to stand with your back to the fountain and toss a coin over your left shoulder.
More than 3,000 Euros worth of coins are thrown into the fountain every day, making it one of the most popular sites in Rome.
There is a miniature fountain on the left of the Trevi Fountain and another legend claims that if a couple drinks from this 'small fountain of lovers" then they will be remain faithful to their partner forever.